Faith-based adoption providers have historically played an extraordinary role in caring for our country's most vulnerable children. Sadly, liberal state and local governments -- with the help of activist groups like the ACLU -- are targeting these providers and forcing them to choose between renouncing their religion or shutting down. When this sort of discrimination occurs, a fundamental American right is violated -- and innocent children are harmed. If the ACLU is successful in its current lawsuit against the State of Michigan and elsewhere, more faith-based child welfare providers will be forced to close, and more children will be displaced.
Join Congressman Mike Kelly as he explains why the Inclusion Act is the necessary solution to this tragic assault on American kids, faith, and freedom.
Rep. Mike Kelly has served in Congress since 2011 and proudly represents Pennsylvania's Third District. He grew up in Butler, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Butler High School in 1966, after which he attended the University of Notre Dame on a football and academic scholarship. After college, Rep. Kelly moved back to Butler to work at Kelly Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc., a company founded by his father in the early 1950s. He took over the dealership in the mid-1990s and expanded its operations to include Hyundai and KIA franchises which altogether currently employ more than 100 people from throughout the region.
Rep. Kelly previously served as a founding board member of the Hyundai "Hope on Wheels" initiative, which to date has donated more than $130 million to childhood cancer research institutions nationwide. He continues to work with the organization as a lawmaker.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review refers to Rep. Kelly as "Butler's straight talker" and "a true man of the people." According to CQ Roll Call, "Any encounter with Kelly has the potential to erupt into a pep rally" thanks to his "gift for enthusiastic -- and rapid-fire -- communication." Fox News Channel's Neil Cavuto calls him "a key player" and "a mover and shaker" in the U.S. House of Representatives.
During his time in the House, Rep. Kelly has appeared on numerous national television programs, including ABC's This Week, CBS's Face the Nation, CNN's The Situation Room, and Fox News Channel's Hannity, The Kelly File, and Tucker Carlson Tonight, among many others. Opinion features written by Rep. Kelly have been published by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, USA TODAY, The Washington Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, National Review Online, RealClearPolitics.com, and many other newspapers and websites.
Rep. Kelly currently sits on the House Ways and Means Committee and is the co-chairman of the House Automotive Caucus, the Childhood Cancer Caucus, the Retirement Security Caucus, the Small Brewers Caucus, and the Congressional Caucus on Korea. He is an appointed member of the President's Export Council.
He and his wife Victoria have four children and are the proud grandparents to ten wonderful grandchildren.