Mar 16, 2022

U.S. Senate votes to end travel mask mandates

Posted Mar 16, 2022 3:02 PM
Image courtesy Department of Transportation
Image courtesy Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON  U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday in support of Senator Rand Paul's legislation to put an end to the mask mandate for public transportation – including on airlines with a bipartisan vote of 57-40

Kansas Senator Roger Marshall served as an original cosponsor of the resolution to repeal travel mask mandates.

 “The CDC continues to make decisions as if they are in a vacuum without consideration for the big picture...95% of Americans have some form of immunity... New infections are down 94%... It’s time to stop the travel mask mandates. It’s time to let our people go," said Senator Marshall.

Despite the vote, the resolution may not survive a vote in the House. It would also need to overcome a possible veto by President Biden.