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H.R. 4983: Parental Choices Not School Mandates Act of 2021

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To prohibit elementary schools, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education that receive Federal funding from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations, and for other purposes.

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Beth Van Duyne

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 24th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 6, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Aug 6, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Aug 6, 2021

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Aug 6, 2021

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H.R. 4983 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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