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 Harry Reid: ‘We’re going to do something’ on Hobby Lobby
By: Seung Min Kim
July 7, 2014 02:57 PM EDT

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Democrats will take up legislation in the “coming weeks” to address last month’s Supreme Court decision that allowed some employers with religious objections to opt out of Obamacare’s contraception mandate.

Democrats on Capitol Hill have overwhelmingly criticized the high court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case and are working to craft a response that would restore the coverage, though no specifics have yet been outlined.

“We’re going to do something about the Hobby Lobby legislation,” Reid said on the Senate floor Monday as he ticked off the Senate’s to-do list over the next several weeks.

Other priorities, Reid said, include replenishing the highway trust fund, taking up emergency funding for the unaccompanied minors crisis along the southern border, and renewing the charter for the Export-Import Bank.

Washington Sen. Patty Murray, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the chamber, is taking the lead on the legislative response to the Hobby Lobby decision. And Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin has announced that he will introduce a measure that would require corporations now exempted from the Obamacare mandate to disclose their coverage policy to their employees and job applicants.

Congressional Republicans have praised the Supreme Court’s ruling as a key victory for religious freedom.

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Re: Harry Reid: ‘We’re going to do something’ on Hobby Lobby
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 07:54:27 PM »
Per Wiki...

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Re: Harry Reid: ‘We’re going to do something’ on Hobby Lobby
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 09:09:59 PM »
They know it will never pass; they just want the issue.
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