Andre Rodriguez, [email protected]
Brianna Dapuzzo, [email protected]
MIAMI, FL – Yesterday, a federal judge in Tampa, FL strikes down the mask mandate for public transportation, including airplanes, ruling that the mask mandate exceeds the CDC’s authority.
Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez issued the following statement:
“We should never have allowed the CDC’s bloated, unelected bureaucrats dictate policy. The responsibility falls on the legislative branch where both chambers have the ability and duty to craft and create policy measures. I recently introduced the America Reopens Act to finally put an end to these unscientific mask mandates on our systems of transportation. I applaud the decision made by the courts to lift these outdated mandates.”
Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez recently introduced the America Reopens Act. This legislation ends all federal-level mandates of COVID-19 restrictions, including ending the federal mask mandate on systems of transportation such as U.S. airlines.
“Our work, however, is not complete. Despite the ruling, there is still a need for congress to codify these restrictions. America Reopens will do exactly that – codify the end of these COVID-19 restrictions, including the vaccine requirements for entry into the United States and helping ensure parents and students have the resources they need to attain in-person instruction. We cannot delay America fully reopening. “Gimenez said.
For the America Reopens Act press release, click here.
Originally published at https://gimenez.house.gov/2022/4/gimenez-statement-on-florida-judge-overturning-mask-mandat