IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
August 9, 2021
Mr. Cruz (for himself and Mr. Cramer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To terminate any existing mask mandates imposed by the Federal Government, to prevent the implementation of new mask mandates, to preserve individual liberty, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
No Mask Mandates Act of 2021.
Termination of face mask orders
Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, the following shall be void and have no force or effect:
Executive Order 13991 (86 Fed. Reg. 7045), issued on January 20, 2021.
The order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on January 29, 2021, pursuant to section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 264), requiring persons to wear masks while on conveyances and at transportation hubs.
No authority To issue subsequent orders
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal agency or office may issue an order requiring persons to wear face masks in response to COVID–19.
Restrictions on the use of previously appropriated funds
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds previously appropriated by Congress may be used by any executive agency or department of the United States to develop, implement, or otherwise enforce any Federal rule, regulation, or order requiring persons to wear masks in response to COVID–19.