The Travel Mask Mandate Repeal Act of 2021, introduced by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), prohibits the imposition of mask mandates on all public transportation.
According to a statement shared on Senator´s Paul site: “U.S. Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ-5) will be introducing companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives later this week. The Senate version of the bill is currently cosponsored by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Roger Wicker (R-MS).” The legislation prohibits federal agencies from imposing “any federal requirement related to COVID-19 that an individual wear a face mask when utilizing any conveyance…or transportation hub.”
The legislation prohibits federal agencies from imposing “any federal requirement related to COVID-19 that an individual wear a face mask when utilizing any conveyance…or transportation hub.” The politicians said the legislation was necessary to protect medical freedom and prevent governmental overreach. This is not the first time that Paul has advocated against COVID mandates. The senator has sought transparency on the origins of the coronavirus, has pressured NIAID Director Anthony Fauci about his emails, and has advocated for freedom in the midst of lockdowns.
In May, Paul boldly interrogated Fauci over the National Institutes of Health’s funding of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, as well as the lab’s involvement with gain-of-function research. And just last week, Paul criticized Gov. Andy Beshear’s (D-Ky.) emergency powers in response to COVID, warning that autonomy can be unconstitutionally stripped from citizens. “Time to stop this farce and let people travel in peace!” Sen. Rand Paul said on Twitter.
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