Via press release:
“Mask mandates have outlived their usefulness, yet they remain in effect on flights and other modes of public transportation. This policy discourages family travel and forces Americans with children—especially those with disabilities—to cancel travel or else live in fear that an untimely tantrum or bad day could ruin their trip and cost them more than a thousand dollars in fines. Our bill will put an end to this unscientific and punitive practice,” said Senator Tom Cotton.
“Unelected bureaucrats don’t make laws, Congress does. After over a year of battling COVID-19, our communities and states have reopened, and our nation has finally regained a sense of normalcy,” said Senator Roger Marshall. “It’s past time for the federal government to restore Americans’ freedoms and remove these unnecessary rules.”
“Americans have been told for more than a year to ‘trust the science,’ and the science now says it is safe to resume normal life once we have been vaccinated,” said Senator Roger Wicker. “Getting the vaccine significantly lowers the risk of contracting and becoming sick from the coronavirus across all activities, including travel. I am pleased to join my colleagues in pushing to end the unnecessary federal mask mandate and bring travel in line with other major sectors of the economy.”
The bill was introduced today by Sen. Rand Paul.