H.R. 5272: Do No Harm Act

The 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) says no law can impede someone’s right to practice their First Amendment religious freedoms, even if a law wasn’t deliberately or intentionally designed to single out a specific religion or religious belief. The law states, “Government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results ...

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May 18, 2016


Referred to Committee on May 18, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 18, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Joseph Kennedy III

Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 18, 2016
Length: 4 pages


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May 18, 2016

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H.R. 5272 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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