Sunday, September 27, 2015

USCIRF Sunsets Sept. 30 If New Legislation Is Not Passed

While most of the Congressional attention to Sept. 30 has focused on the broad expiration of government funding on that date if a Continuing Resolution is not passed (background), less noticed is the fact that authorization for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom also sunsets on that date.  Not surprisingly, last week USCIRF attempted to call attention to the problem by issuing a press release.  In Congress, S. 2078 has been introduced to extend the Commission for another four years, but so far it has only been reported out of committee in the Senate.