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Rep. Tom Malinowski’s Rematch With Tom Kean Jr. in N.J. Remains Undecided

U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-MD) announced Thursday the full text of an amendment that would restore the role of the Special Representative for International Religious Freedom in the State Department’s religious freedom office. Royce also said that he will introduce the resolution, which is sponsored by U.S. Reps. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Steve Rothman (D-NJ), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Tom Rooney (R-FL), and Walter Jones (R-NC), in the coming weeks. The full text of the proposed amendment is as follows:

SEC. 4. AMENDMENT TO STATUTE.

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE STATE DEPARTMENT TO DELEGATE THE

PROMOTION OF RELIGIOUS HOSTAGE TO

THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT.

BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives rejects the U.S. Government’s

implementation of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-277) which requires that State Department personnel receive training in respect for religious freedom.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the chairmen of the Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, and Armed Services committees are authorized to introduce the following amendment to the Federal budget for the 2006 fiscal year;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the chairmen of the Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, and Armed Services committees are authorized to introduce the following amendment to the Federal budget for the 2006 fiscal year:

SEC. 1. UNAUTHORIZED USE OF MILITARY CORPS IN

RELIGIOUS HOSTAGE.

The Secretary of State shall not transfer to the United States Department of Defense, or to any other federal department or agency, the power to use military personnel or military facilities

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