Background: The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was introduced in the House by Chucke Schumer on March 11,1993. A bill was also introduced the same day by senator Ted Kennedy. The bill was voted against 3 senators but later was signed by President Clinton Nov. 16,1993. This act applies to all relgions but mainly for the Native Americans that are burdened by the Gov.
The committed in which was signed by was the house and senate- Judiciary. The house passed this act on May 11.1993 and was passed on voice vote and the the senate passed it on Oct. 27,1993 with the first amendment. It became a public law in Nov. 14 1993 No. 103-141 and committee report was the House Rept. 103-88.
The purpose of Religious Freedom Restoration Act is to protect the free exercise of religion.
The significance of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is it prohibits any other US govt,agency, or department from taking away your right to exercise any religion unless is its demonstrates a compelling governmental interest.
Fun Fact: 21 states in the US have a version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act enacted by the Legislative.