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H.R. 906: To prohibit the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, from setting a requirement that air carriers and foreign air carriers must require an individual to test negative for COVID-19 to travel in air transportation on an air carrier, and for other purposes.

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Even many who support the overseas mandate oppose the mandate domestically, such as the U.S. Travel Association.

Context

On President Joe Biden’s second day in office, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) began mandating a negative COVID-19 test from any passenger arriving on an international flight. As of this writing, the same requirement has not been implemented for domestic flights as well, but Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told HBO’s political news program Axios that he was considering such a move.

“There’s an active conversation with the CDC right now,” Buttigieg said in the interview. “What I can tell you is, it’s going to be guided by data, by science, by medicine, and by the input of the people who are actually going to ...

Sponsor and status

Andy Biggs

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Feb 8, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Feb 8, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 8, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Feb 8, 2021
 
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H.R. 906 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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