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US Senate reauthorizes religious freedom commission

December 19, 2011

The United States Senate has voted to reauthorize the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, which documents violations of religious freedom around the world.

Despite broad bipartisan support, the commission’s existence had been threatened for months because a single lawmaker had prevented a reauthorization vote. Several media outlets have reported that the lawmaker was Sen. Richard Durbin, a Catholic from Illinois.


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  • Posted by: Savonarola - Dec. 19, 2011 10:44 PM ET USA

    Did you mean to write that as a "Catholic" from Illinois? Durbin, a graduate of Jesuit Georgetown University, has been a sold pro-abortion politician.