WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Braun is cosponsoring the Travel Mask Mandate Repeal Act of 2021, legislation to prohibit the imposition of mask mandates on public transportation.
This legislation was introduced by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs will be introducing companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives later this week.
“It is far, far past time to end the federal government’s contradictory one-size-fits-all COVID mandates, including the rule requiring masks on planes and public transportation,” Braun said.
“The federal government forcing the American people to continue to wear masks despite the fact that we’ve already reached herd immunity is ridiculous and needs to end immediately,” Paul said.
Sen. Tom Cotton, another supporter, added, “Mask mandates have outlived their usefulness, yet they remain in effect on flights and other modes of public transportation … Our bill will put an end to this unscientific and punitive practice.”