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Democrat kills JD Vance’s anti-mask bill, says health officials should have 'freedom to make those decisions'

Posted on AllSides September 7th, 2023
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Sen. JD Vance’s push to ban mask mandates was shot down by progressive Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., on Thursday, with the New England Democrat arguing that health officials need "freedom to make those decisions." Vance, R-Ohio, took to the Senate floor on Thursday to force consideration of his bill, the Freedom to Breathe Act, aimed at banning federal mask mandates in public schools, for domestic air travel, and on public transit. He called for its passage via unanimous consent – a largely symbolic move. Just one senator’s objection is enough...

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