By Brandon Moseley
Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL05) introduced a bill to end vaccine mandates. The Defund Federal Vaccine Mandates Act is a short, one-sentence bill that would forbid the federal government from using federal funding to establish, implement, or enforce COVID-19 vaccine mandates on American citizens.
“Every single American should have the ability to make the best decision for them and their own health, without fear of losing their livelihood,” Brooks said. “The government should not try to intimidate, coerce, or force anyone into receiving the vaccine."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that most people get the vaccine. In September, President Joe Biden (D) ordered the vaccine mandates to encourage more Americans to get the vaccine. The President believes that vaccination is the only way that the country can move beyond the COVID-19 global pandemic which has gripped the nation since March 2020. The vaccine has been available for 11 months now, but many Americans still are not vaccinated.
Brooks is serving in his sixth term representing Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District and is currently a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2022.
Brooks’ legislation has an unlikely future in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and, if somehow it did pass both Houses of Congress, there is little chance that the President would sign it into law.
Tens of thousands of Alabamians could lose their jobs as deadlines to get vaccinated or be terminated approach for a number of employers.