This Catholic News Agency story relates that the U.S. House of Representatives has included in an appropriations bill a policy from Respect for Rights of Conscience Act in the House appropriations bill and the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act.
The U.S. bishops have praised the inclusion of new legislative provisions that, if passed, could prevent financial penalties from being levied against institutions that don't comply with the controversial HHS mandate that requires coverage for sterilization and contraception, including abortion-causing drugs.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston on July 18 thanked the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/HHS action that added two provisions to the annual appropriations bill.
For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.