H. R. 6223
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 9, 2021
Mr. Tony Gonzales of Texas (for himself, Ms. Stefanik, Mr. Babin, Mr. Katko, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Cloud, Mr. Burgess, Mrs. Bice of Oklahoma, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Gimenez, Mr. Norman, Mr. Mast, Mrs. Miller-Meeks, Mr. Jacobs of New York, Mr. Garbarino, Mr. Moore of Alabama, Mr. Guthrie, Mrs. Hinson, and Mr. Feenstra) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security
To prohibit the use of Federal funds to require any officer or employee of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to receive a COVID–19 vaccination, and for other purposes.
Short title; finding
This Act may be cited as the
Border Agents Stay Employed Act or the
Congress finds that allowing for alternatives to the COVID–19 vaccination, such as regular testing and the wearing of masks, would allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection to retain more of its critical workforce.
Limitation on mandating CBP employees to receive COVID–19 vaccine
Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or regulation, including Executive Order 14043 (86 Fed. Reg. 50989; relating to requiring coronavirus disease 2019 vaccination for Federal employees), during fiscal year 2022 and each fiscal year thereafter, no Federal funds may be obligated or expended to require any officer or employee of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to receive a COVID–19 vaccine.