Roll Call reports:
Republican senators are expressing mounting impatience with the federal mask mandate for travelers, arguing that the lifting of restrictions in most public places should extend to airplanes, rail and transit.
In a markup of rail and safety legislation today, the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee rejected along party lines an amendment introduced by Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., that would end the mandate.
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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says the mandate remains in place because of some unique circumstances, such as the fact that planes feature “a number of people from different places passing through the same small place.” https://t.co/YHrNfobYMX
— Roll Call (@rollcall) June 17, 2021