White House Opposed to Ending Foreign Traveler Vaccinations

The House of Representatives passed the legislation this week.

President Biden’s administration released a statement this week expressing opposition to legislation that would end the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for foreign air travelers. Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky introduced the measure to the House, stating that the CDC’s mandate “is separating too many people from their families and has been doing so for far too long. It needs to end.”

The White House supported the continuation of the vaccine requirement. “This policy has allowed loved ones across the globe to reunite while reducing the spread of COVID-19 and the burdens it places on the health care system in the United States,” the White House release said. The measure narrowly passed the House on Wednesday.

Prior to the vote, Representative Brett Guthrie of Kentucky said that ending the requirement “will align the United States with the rest of North America’s COVID-19 vaccine policy for people coming into the country and recognize COVID-19 is an endemic—rather than a pandemic.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress as they assess the state of public health and respond accordingly.
  • For the president and his administration as they maintain certain pandemic protocols and mandates.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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