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H.R. 4749: Don’t Knock on My Door Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 28, 2021 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

Presumably the bill’s sponsors also dislike the Bruno Mars song ‘Leave the Door Open.’

Context

In a July speech at the White House, President Joe Biden caused controversy with a remark implying that the push for COVID-19 vaccinations would shift to more of a door to door approach.

“We are continuing to wind down the mass vaccination sites,” Biden said. “Now we need to go to community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and oftentimes, door to door — literally knocking on doors — to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus.”

Biden portrayed this as a way to reach people where they already were. “So, as we …


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4749

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 28, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Massie, Mr. Perry, and Mr. Duncan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To prohibit Federal funds from being made available for certain solicitation of COVID–19 vaccines.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Don’t Knock on My Door Act of 2021.

2.

No Federal funds for certain solicitation of COVID–19 vaccines

(a)

In general

No Federal funds may be authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available to any Federal, State, or local governmental entity for door-to-door outreach, or for funding a third party to engage in door-to-door outreach, that solicits or coerces an individual to receive a COVID–19 vaccine.

(b)

Definition

In this section, the term door-to-door outreach means any in-person, uninvited outreach.