IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 9, 2022
Mr. Cotton introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To prohibit Federal funds from being made available to any preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, or secondary school that has a face mask mandate.
This Act may be cited as the
Unmask Our Kids Act of 2022.
Requirement to rescind school face mask mandates to receive Federal funding
In this section, the terms elementary school, local educational agency, Secretary, and State educational agency have the meanings given the terms in section 8101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801).
Requirement To rescind school mask mandates To receive federal funding
No Federal funds shall be made available to any preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, or secondary school that—
mandates that students wear face masks while on school grounds or engaged in school-sponsored activities; or
limits participation in school activities for students who voluntarily elect not to wear a face mask on school grounds or while engaged in school-sponsored activities.
The Secretary shall require each application for Federal assistance submitted to the Secretary by a State educational agency or local educational agency to attest that all preschools, kindergartens, elementary schools, and secondary schools receiving Federal funds served by the agency have rescinded any face mask mandate.