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Senate Votes To Repeal Mask Mandate For Planes, Public Transportation


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Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote against the resolution.

Mary Margaret Olohan

Mar 15, 2022 

The United States Senate passed a resolution Tuesday to end mask mandates for public transportation.

Headed by Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the resolution garnered bipartisan support, resulting in a 57-40 vote with eight Democrats voting in favor of the resolution.

Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote against the resolution.

“Today, the Senate said enough is enough, and sent a message to unelected government bureaucrats to stop the anti-science, nanny state requirement of travel mask mandates,” Paul said in a statement following the vote, The Daily Caller reported.

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‘What A Disgrace’: Mitt Romney Votes Against Lifting Mask Mandates For Preschool-Age Kids

Ben Johnson

Mar 16, 2022 

In the latest of several steps he has taken to set himself apart from the majority of the Republican Party, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) voted against lifting a mask mandate for children as young as two who take part in the nation’s Head Start program.

The Biden administration requires “universal masking for all individuals two years of age and older” participating in the government-run preschool program. It also requires all employees, contractors, and volunteers who come into contact with children receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

An amendment offered by Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) to the PREVENT Pandemics Act would “prevent HHS from implementing or enforcing their regulations regarding mask or vaccination protections in the Head Start program again.”

Video footage of the vote shows Romney became the only Republican member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee to vote against the measure — including Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME), who frequently deviate from the Republican mainstream. The former Republican standard bearer joined all HELP committee Democrats in striking down Braun’s amendment by a 12-10 vote.

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