In a direct challenge to the Obama administration, Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz introduce two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act that would protect military members from suffering discrimination for expressing their religion.
Two military religious freedom amendments proposed by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas are challenging the Obama administration after they objected to a similar Amendment proposed in the House.
The White House Office of Management and Budget last week criticized a military religious freedom amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, proposed in the House by Rep. John Fleming, R-La.
Fleming’s Amendment passed 33-26 in the House Armed Services Committee on June 5.
The OMB warned that Fleming’s amendment would cause a “significant adverse effect on good order, discipline, morale, and mission accomplishment” if passed.