Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) is one of many Republicans opposed to the idea of a vaccine passport. He and other like minded people have called it a government overreach and think Americans have the right to decide for themselves if they want a vaccine.
Rep. Matt Rosendale (R) is moving to block state and local governments from implementing vaccine passports. The Montana lawmaker and 24 other Republicans introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent the use of federal funds to pay for such systems.
Joe Biden appeared to endorse the idea of segregating American society based on COVID vaccination records. In a video address Tuesday, Biden appeared to suggest only vaccinated Americans would be able to celebrate the Fourth of July and participate in other public events.
As the Biden administration pushes measures surrounding vaccines, Arizona is among the states protecting the privacy rights of its citizens. State Rep. Bret Roberts (R) said vaccine passports go too far as the Arizona legislature considers measures to block the passports. One America’s Christina Bobb has more from Washington.
Governors across the country are joining the GOP’s call to bar vaccination passports from becoming a requirement.
The governor of Texas issued an executive order banning vaccine passports in the state. On Tuesday, Republican Greg Abbott signed an order prohibiting state agencies from requesting a person’s COIVD-19 vaccination status.
A new poll indicated a majority of Americans do not believe vaccine passports are a good idea.
Increasing vaccination rates and warmer weather are leading to increased travel, which is providing a much needed boost to hotel profits. The CEO of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Geoff Ballotti, reported on Thursday that the hotel chains under his watch have been hitting 85 percent of the pre-pandemic numbers over the last two weeks.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) introduced a pair of bills aimed at firing Dr. Anthony Fauci and banning vaccine passports. On Wednesday, Greene put forward the Fire Fauci Act on Twitter, which aims to eliminate his $434,000 salary.