Resolution to end COVID national emergency declaration passes Senate

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On Tuesday evening, by a bipartisan vote of 62-36, the U.S Senate passed U.S. Senator Roger Marshall’s, M.D. resolution to end the COVID-19 national state of emergency currently in effect under the National Emergencies Act (NEA). Senator Marshall’s resolution followed President Joe Biden’s comments that the coronavirus pandemic is over, yet the national emergency for COVID-19 has yet to be terminated by the White House. Immediately after Senator Marshall’s resolution passed the Senate, the White House threatened to veto the measure.

Senator Marshall spoke on the Senate floor this evening to force a vote on his legislation. While you may click HERE or on the image below to watch Senator Marshall’s speech, he said in part,

“…Just two months ago, the President stated the coronavirus pandemic was “over” in a 60 Minutes interview… Yet despite all the advances we’ve made in our fight against the virus and the victorious declaration by our Chief Executive, this administration insists the national emergency declaration remain in place… it was this government imposed state of emergency that justified their continued lockdowns of small businesses and schools… that justified their mask and vaccine mandates, including a military vaccine mandate that has resulted in the removal of more than 8,000 active-duty troops… that justified President Biden and Congressional Democrats spending binge, increasing the total amount of government spending by more than $9 trillion since February 2021 and lighting the fire for record inflation… that the President has used as justification to extend the payment pause and cancel up to $10,000 in outstanding federally held student loan balances, and even a more generous $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients… Congress must take the responsible action of reigning in this massive expansion of government and restore Americans fundamental rights by terminating the COVID-19 national emergency declaration…”

You may click HERE to view Senator Marshall’s remarks as prepared.

Author: Press Release


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