WASHINGTON (EWTN NEWS)—An amendment providing a religious exemption to the Obama administration’s contraception mandate was prevented from coming to a vote in the U.S. Senate on Feb. 15.
“This is supposed to be a body where we have open discussion, where any member can offer any amendment to any bill at any time,” said Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.
He criticized the Senate’s majority leader, Harry Reid, D-Nev., for shutting off the opportunity to introduce new amendments to a bill that was under discussion in the Senate.
“I think the American people want more than that,” he said.
Coats is one of several senators who has spoken out strongly against a controversial insurance mandate announced...READ MORE