Senate passes Barrett resolution calling for end to public transport mask mandates

LANSING, Mich. – Senate Republicans voted on Tuesday to pass Sen. Tom Barrett’s resolution calling for an immediate end to mask mandates on public transportation.

“Mask mandates are rightly being rescinded in schools, restaurants and other indoor settings across the country — however, these undue charges remain in effect for transit passengers,” said Barrett, R- Charlotte. “It is time for the bureaucrats who are still enacting these mandates to follow the science and lift these cumbersome and unnecessary measures. People shouldn’t have to worry about fines, federal repercussions, or simply being denied a ride to work for not wearing a mask. Individuals have the right to determine for themselves if they choose to wear a mask.

Senate Resolution 119 states, “At the direction of the President of the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Transportation Security Administration has extended the face mask requirement for public transportation through April 18, 2022. This mandate does not reflect scientific advice or is consistent with other mask policies. Airline and public transport authorities are expected to follow the model of loosening mandates across the country.

Copies of the resolution will be sent to the President of the United States, the administrator of the Federal Transportation Security Administration and the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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