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U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga demands vote ending federal transit mask mandate

U.S. House
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U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland, MI-2)

Huizenga cites ending of mask mandates across the country.

Currently, airline, train, bus and other forms of public transportation require travelers wear a mask. It’s a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mandate that U.S. Rep Bill Huizenga says is time to end.

“States and cities, big and small, across the country have ended or are in the process of ending their mask mandates at schools, basketball games, and even crowded restaurants.”

Thursday, as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was getting underway, the Zeeland Republican called for a vote.

“At the games, they rightly won’t be required to wear a mask, but as soon as they step onto a plane, a bus, a train, or even a metro, unelected bureaucrats at the direction of President Biden have decreed that masks must be put on and must be worn.”

Tuesday, Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted in favor of ending the public transit mask mandate.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.