Rand Paul

01/14/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/14/2022 18:52

Dr. Rand Paul to Introduce Legislation to Repeal DC Vaccine Mandates for Consumers and Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) announced he will be introducing legislation next week to overturn the COVID-19 vaccination requirements on consumers and students imposed by the District of Columbia. Dr. Paul's bill, the Restore Parental and Consumer Medical Rights in the Nation's Capital Act will repeal the mandate requiring a vaccine to enter any indoor food and drink establishments, indoor cultural and entertainment establishments, indoor exercise and recreational facilities, indoor event and meeting establishments, and any other indoor establishment designated by the Director of the DC Department of Health in the District as well as the D.C. student vaccine mandate.

"Enacting a vaccine mandate that infringes upon the right of parents to make medical decisions for their children and the personal liberties of consumers, in the capital of what is supposed to be the freest country in the world, doesn't sound like freedom at all," said Dr. Paul. "My legislation would stop these ridiculous, unscientific mandates and restore individual and parental rights in the District."

His legislation specifically repeals the following: