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H.R. 375 (117th): No Mask Mandates Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 21, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.

Summary of this bill

Was the executive order a critical public safety measure, or a violation of Americans’ individual rights?

Context

The results are clear: according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), masks work, though they advise that masks must be combined with social distancing for full efficacy.

Within his first two days as president, Joe Biden issued two executive orders that collectively require the use of masks on federal lands and federal buildings, and interstate travel including airports, airplanes, and trains.

This order leaves plenty of spaces unaffected because the U.S. president likely lacks legal authority to issue a nationwide mask mandate for all people in all public spaces. (Although …


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 375

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 21, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To provide that no person may be required to wear a face covering on Federal property or while traveling in interstate commerce, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Mask Mandates Act.

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Prohibition on Federal mask mandates

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person may be required to wear a face covering on Federal property or while traveling in interstate commerce.