Statement on SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Ruling

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Banking & Insurance Committee Chairman Don White (R-41) have issued the following joint statement regarding the Supreme Court of the United States Hobby Lobby ruling:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby is a monumental victory for Religious Freedom in our country.

“We are very pleased that Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties will be able to continue to employ hundreds of Pennsylvanians and provide them with comprehensive healthcare coverage without violating their strongly held religious beliefs.

“In their decision today, the court correctly ruled that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act trumps any executive fiat handed down by an unelected bureaucrat at the Department of Health and Human Services.

“The ruling is also another major blow to Obamacare, a deeply flawed law opposed by a majority of American people.”

CONTACTS:

Casey Long (Senator Scarnati) clong@pasen.gov  717-787-7084
Joe Pittman (Senator White) jpittman@pasen.gov  717-787-8724