Letter

ACLU Letter to the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources on the Faith Based Initiative

Document Date: March 19, 2004

The Honorable Mark Souder, Chairman
Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources Subcommittee
House Committee on Government Reform
1227 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC 20515-1403

The Honorable Elijah Cummings, Ranking Member
Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources Subcommittee
House Committee on Government Reform
1632 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC 20515-2007

Dear Chairman Souder and Ranking Member Cummings:

The American Civil Liberties Union would like to submit this letter, with attachments, into the record for the March 23rd Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources Subcommittee of the House Government Reform Committee hearing on the Centers for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

The attached comments address the unconstitutional and discriminatory changes to the regulations implementing a wide range of federal programs under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The problems outlined in the attached proposed rule comments have neither been properly addressed nor corrected.

We appreciate your attention to our comments and would be grateful to have them submitted into the record.

Sincerely,

Laura W. Murphy
Director

Christopher E. Anders
Legislative Counsel

Note: Examples of the ACLU's comments to government agencies can be found at:
ACLU comments to the Department of Justice
ACLU comments to the Department of Education
ACLU comments to the Department of Labor
ACLU comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development
ACLU comments to the Department of Health and Human Services

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