Good introduces ‘No Mandates’ bill

Published 6:51 am Friday, September 29, 2023

Congressman Bob Good (VA-05) has introduced the No Vaccine Mandates in Higher Education Act, to prohibit federal funding from going to colleges and universities that impose COVID-19 vaccine mandates on their students or staff. 

“Taxpayer dollars should not flow to entities that coerce people into taking a COVID-19 shot,” said Rep. Good. “My legislation is an important effort in safeguarding personal freedoms and ensuring educational institutions prioritize instructing students and preparing them for the workforce. All Americans have a fundamental right to make medical decisions for themselves and schools across the country need to respect that.” 

President Biden declared the COVID-19 pandemic over earlier this year and the Public Health Emergency officially ended on May 11. Many states have already rescinded COVID-19 vaccine mandates for college students. At the same time, nearly 100 universities across the nation, including some in Virginia, still require a COVID-19 vaccine to attend in the 2023 school year. 

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