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 KellyMcCain and Dingell: Inspiring a stronger Congress Congress can retire the retirement crisis Permanence for CBMTRA is a small business win across America 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 EnziKudos to the legislators trying to fix our broken budget On The Money: Mnuchin signals officials won't release Trump tax returns | Trump to hold off on auto tariffs | WH nears deal with Mexico, Canada on metal tariffs | GOP fears trade war fallout for farmers | Warren, regulator spar over Wells Fargo Budget chairs pick former Bush official to head CBO 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."