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    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on March 20, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Congressman Francis Rooney Speech: March 20, 2017 - Religious Freedom Institute Thank you, Tom, for your kind introduction; and thank you to all of the members from the Religious Freedom Institute for letting me say a few words today. Religious freedom is the core of the American pluralistic experience. It represents the free exercise of religion in addition to the separation of church and state. The Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom, passed in 1786, was the first law to protect this right, ... Read more