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GOP Lawmakers Push Anti-Vaccine Amendments in Spending Package

July 26, 2021, 8:01 PM

Several House Republicans are attempting to add Covid-related provisions to a must-pass federal spending bill that contrast with party leaders’ recent efforts to encourage vaccinations.

The roughly dozen measures proposed to be included in a seven-bill spending package (H.R. 4502) for fiscal 2022 set for a vote this week include prohibitions on federal funding for schools with a vaccine mandate, vaccine lotteries, and door-to-door efforts to provide information about the Covid-19 vaccine, among other things. They also included ending funding for the World Health Organization.

The amendments are likely to be rejected in a Rules Committee meeting Monday, ...

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