***The Iowa Standard is an independent media voice. We rely on the financial support of our readers to exist. Please consider a one-time sign of support or becoming a monthly supporter at $5, $10/month - whatever you think we're worth! If you’ve ever used the phrase “Fake News” — now YOU can actually DO something about it! You can also support us on PayPal at [email protected] or Venmo at Iowa-Standard-2018 or through the mail at: PO Box 112 Sioux Center, IA 51250

HR 3860 was filed by Congressman Thomas Massie in June. He has added 49 cosponsors to the legislation.

It’s a list of conservative heavy hitters.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
Rep. Lauren Boebert
Rep. Chip Roy
Rep. Louie Gohmert
Rep. Andy Biggs
Rep. Paul Gosar
Rep. Matt Gaetz
Rep. Mo Brooks

Obviously, there are others.

But there is not anyone from Iowa on the list. Here is a look at some of the state with representatives who are cosponsoring this bill:

New Jersey

So, those four states — and many others — have a conservative-enough member in Congress to cosponsor this legislation but Iowa does not?

How does this happen?

To be clear, the bill prohibits the use of federal funds to require members of the military to receive a COVID vaccination. It also prohibits adverse action (e.g., punishment) being taken against a member of the military because the member refuses to receive a COVID vaccination.

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day. It seems like supporting a bill is the least our congressional delegation could do for our men and women in uniform.

Author: Jacob Hall