×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: washington | mayor | muriel | bowser | house | republicans | vaccine passport

House Republicans Seek to Block DC's Vaccine, Mask Mandates

a man passing over a card showing proof of vaccine
(Anton McMullen/Dreamstime)

By    |   Wednesday, 12 January 2022 05:40 PM EST

Mayor Muriel Bowser's mandates requiring proof of vaccination as well as masks to enter any indoor Washington, D.C. facilities are to go into effect Saturday, but 20 House Republicans have co-sponsored a bill to block that.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced the one-page bill Wednesday, denouncing the "unconstitutional order" imposed on businesses and patrons and saying it "shall have no force or effect."

"This bill serves as a direct response to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's unconstitutional order for businesses and other establishments to enforce proof of vaccination for entry beginning Jan. 15, 2022," Gaetz wrote in a statement.

While there were 19 original co-sponsors, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., controls which bills get brought to the House floor. Also, passing a bill through the House and Senate and having President Joe Biden sign it before Saturday figures to be a tall order.

D.C. is one of many communities across the nation grappling with a dramatic surge in coronavirus cases as the fast-spreading omicron variant sweeps through. 

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Politics
Mayor Muriel Bowser's mandates requiring proof of vaccination as well as masks to enter any indoor Washington, D.C. facilities are to go into effect Saturday, but 20 House Republicans have co-sponsored a bill to block that.Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced the one-page...
washington, mayor, muriel, bowser, house, republicans, vaccine passport, mask, mandates
166
2022-40-12
Wednesday, 12 January 2022 05:40 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved