My New Bill To Safeguard Religious Liberties of College Students
Washington, D.C., November 15, 2021
Tags: Coronavirus , Vaccine Mandates
To date, I’m proud to have co-sponsored EVERY reasonable piece of legislation in the House of Representatives to limit or curb vaccine mandates. Last time I checked that number was over a dozen bills and counting.
Obviously, I’m not opposed to Covid vaccines, as evident by the fact I’ve been vaccinated myself. But it’s a personal choice, and I am STAUNCHLY OPPOSED to the government mandating vaccines!
It’s not the responsibility of a nanny-state government or overreaching President to force vaccinations on anyone. Nor is it the role of government to compel someone to choose between a vaccine they don’t want versus their occupation or religious liberties. Period!
In that spirit, moments ago I just proposed another piece of legislation. This one is H.R. 5697, which – if a miracle happens and Democrats who control Congress don’t quash it – will safeguard the religious liberties of students who attend a college or university with a vaccine mandate.
To accomplish that, my bill will require that “reasonable opportunities” be provided for individuals to receive religious exemption from their college’s vaccine mandates. It will also require schools to notify students & employees about the exemption process.
I want to thank original co-sponsors Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX), Rep. Bob Good (R-VA), Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and Mary Miller (R-IL).
Friends, I’ve lost track of the number of people who have called, texted, email, or met with me in person angry over vaccine mandates. I’m with you! All I can do is exactly what I’m doing: sponsoring legislation, speaking out, and demanding government honor adults’ rights to make their own decisions!