A GOP bill unveiled this week would ensure that states don't exclude faith-based organizations from offering child welfare services.

The measure offered by Rep. Mike KellyGeorge (Mike) Joseph KellyGOP nears initial victory on tax reform The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill Live coverage: Day two of the Ways and Means GOP tax bill markup MORE (R-Pa.) would prohibit the federal government from taking adverse action against child welfare organizations for declining to provide services that conflict with religious beliefs.

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The Department of Health and Human Services would be authorized to withhold 15 percent of federal funding if a state discriminates against religious child welfare organizations.

Sen. Mike EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziGOP senators ask Trump for meeting on biofuels mandate Senate budget just the latest attack on seniors Week ahead: GOP's next steps on tax reform | Fed chief speculation heats up | Senate to vote on disaster relief MORE (R-Wyo.) has introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

The lawmakers warned that faith-based organizations could face discrimination otherwise.

"Whether providing adoption services, foster care work or counseling for children, faith-based organizations shouldn’t have to worry that they will be discriminated against because of their religious beliefs," Enzi said in a statement.

"When it comes to helping kids and making families stronger, all service providers — religious or otherwise — should have a seat at the table," Kelly said. "No provider should ever have to forfeit their First Amendment rights in order to create a better life for a child."