Texas House Drops Face Mask Mandate For Members

The Texas Tribune reports:

The Texas House removed a requirement today that people wear face masks on the House floor and during House committee meetings for the remainder of the legislative session that ends May 31. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still suggest that people wear masks in public places, especially indoors.

House Resolution 333, by state Rep. Tom Oliverson, R-Cypress [photo], rescinded the chamber’s mask requirement which was established in the House rules in February. The resolution was passed in a 99-46 vote.

The decision comes as about three quarters of the state still isn’t fully vaccinated. Despite that number, Texas now has plenty of coronavirus vaccine shots.

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