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S. 3485 (117th): SERVIS Act

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About the bill

The 19th Amendment expanded the right to vote, and this bill would ensure COVID-19 vaccine mandates couldn’t curtail it.


Many Democrats tend to favor COVID-19 vaccination requirements for certain professions or activities.

On a national level, President Joe Biden instituted vaccine mandates for the military, for federal employees, and a “vaccine-or-test” mandate for large businesses, though federal courts have paused or overturned some of those rules.

On a local level, several major left-leaning cities instituted proof-of-vaccine mandates for most indoor activities like dining and attending shows, including Chicago, District of Columbia, New York City, and San Francisco. (Although several of those cities, such as the District of Columbia, are now repealing those mandates as COVID cases drop.)

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Sponsor and status

Ted Cruz

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 12, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Jan 12, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 12, 2022, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).



Jan 12, 2022

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 3485 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3485. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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