Reid Promises Hobby Lobby Legislation: ‘We’re Going to Do Something’ about It

by Andrew Johnson

Senate Democrats will introduce legislation after last week’s Supreme Court ruling that protected private business owners’ religious beliefs, according to Harry Reid.

On the Senate floor Monday, Reid was criticizing Republicans for holding up the confirmations of Obama-administration nominations, and listed a number of other pressing priorities he wants the chamber to take up — including addressing the Hobby Lobby ruling.

It’s unclear if Reid was proposing legislation to change the law at the heart of the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which passed the Senate 97–3 in 1993, or whether he will propose other, related legislation.

“We have so much to address in the coming weeks,” said the majority leader. “We’re going to do something about the Hobby Lobby legislation we need to correct.”

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