The act would prohibit the Biden administration from mandating COVID vaccination for interstate travel, a possibility it has dangled as a threat while desperation grows over many Americans’ refusal to submit to the jab.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has introduced a companion bill in the senate.
“An interstate travel vaccine mandate would leave individuals marooned in states where they cannot work, cannot go to restaurants, and cannot leave,” said Lee in a statement.
“Businesses already hard-hit by the pandemic in the travel and hospitality sectors would be further strained,” he continued. “This is a common-sense, practical, reasonable bill that would simply provide assurance and protection to millions of Americans whose rights are under attack.”
There is no legal precedent for the government to require vaccines for domestic travel. There has also not been any authority such as this granted by Congress.
Cawthorn and Lee cited the 14th Amendment (which grants equal protection under the law to all US citizens) and Privileges and Immunities Clause, under which Americans are guaranteed the right to travel from state to state.
“Vaccine requirements for interstate travel are in direct opposition to the United States Constitution,” Cawthorn said in the press release.
“The Biden Administration continues to flaunt their blatant disregard for the law in pursuit of their left-wing radical agenda,” he continued. “I’m proud to join Senator Mike Lee and introduce this bill in the House of Representatives, and I will keep fighting to prohibit the Biden administration from trampling Americans’ rights and liberties.”