Thank You, Representative Huelskamp!
The Huelskamp Amendment:
1 SEC. 5__. MEETINGS WITH RESPECT TO RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.
(a) NOTICE.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Department of Defense shall provide to the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate advance written notice of any meeting to be held between Department employees and civilians for the purpose of writing, revising, issuing, implementing, enforcing, or seeking advice, input, or counsel regarding military policy related to religious liberty. (2) CONTENTS OF NOTICE.—Notice provided under paragraph (1) shall include information on the time, date, location, and anticipated attendees of the meeting and information on who initiated the meeting. (3) VERBAL NOTICE.—If a meeting to which this subsection applies is scheduled less than 24 hours in advance of the meeting, the notice requirement under paragraph (1) may be satisfied by a phone call if Committee staff provide verbal confirmation of receipt of the notice.
(b) REPORTS.— Not later than 72 hours after the conclusion of a meeting to which subsection (a) applies, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate a report on the meeting, which shall include information on the time, date, location, duration, and attendees of the meeting and information on who initiated the meeting.
What does this mean?It’s what we in the foxhole atheist movement have been trying to do for YEARS. This centralizes all the information we have been submitting FOIA requests for in order to get equal treatment under the law. This does the exact opposite of the proposed purpose of the amendment. – namely –> to stop us!
American Atheists has nothing to hide. Neither does the intended “victim” MRFF. Bring it on, Huelskamp! And thanks for supporting the foxhole atheists!
I am writing a letter of thanks to let him know how happy I am that he not only proposed this amendment but got it passed in the House of Representatives. You should let him know how you feel, too!
Find him on twitter: @CongHuelskamp Send him some encouragement.
Foxhole Atheists FTW