WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court's decision in the cases involving Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, an East Earl, Pa. company.
"It is great news that the Supreme Court has ruled that closely held, for-profit businesses are entitled to religious protections and exempt from the Obamacare mandate. This is a win for religious liberty.
"I am grateful for Conestoga Wood Specialties' leadership in challenging this ill-conceived mandate. I congratulate them on the success and the relief this Supreme Court decision will bring for many closely held corporations that choose to follow their religious beliefs."
He supported Sen. Roy Blunt's (R-Mo.) bipartisan amendment to protect faith-based groups from being forced to violate their rights of conscience and wrote to former Secretary Sebelius expressing concern.