Religious Freedom

NPR's Steve Inskeep reports on House passage of a bill that would require the United States to impose sanctions on countries where people are tortured or imprisoned because of their religious beliefs. Religious conservatives have been trying for years to get such legislation approved. A similar measure is pending in the Senate. Opponents, including the Clinton administration, say the measure would severely interfere with the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and with U.S. business interests.



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