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January 1, 16 Lawmakers Sue CDC



A group of 16 GOP lawmakers filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aiming to end the mask mandate on airplanes.

The group of House members, led by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and including Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), entered their court filing to end an “illegal mask mandate for individuals traveling on commercial airlines.”

The lawmakers argue that the mandate wasn’t approved by Congress and the CDC doesn’t have the “authority” to impose it.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not have the legal authority to force people traveling on commercial airlines to wear masks,” Massie said in a statement. “Congress never passed a law requiring masks on commercial flights.”

“This lawsuit targets the faceless bureaucrats who are behind the CDC’s unscientific regulation so that this illegal mask mandate can be brought to a permanent end.”

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the rule through April 18 after a CDC recommendation last week. The mask mandate also extends to trains, buses and transit hubs.


Republican Lawmakers Sue CDC to End Airplane Mask Mandate

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