Meanwhile, Under the Radar, Congress Is Going to Vote on Biden Extending COVID-19 National Emergency

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on February 22, 2022 | Sundance | 223 Comments

Last Friday night, the White House quietly submitted their notification to congress that Joe Biden intends to extend the national state of emergency around COVID-19.  [LINK HERE]  The extension provides the U.S. government with more unilateral authority and emergency power.

U.S. Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) has introduced legislation seeking an end to the national emergency declaration.

TODAY – The bill would revoke many of the federal government’s extended powers regarding the pandemic, Fox News reported, adding that Congress has the duty to determine whether an emergency under the National Emergencies Act should be extended, but, to date, has mostly abdicated its role to the executive branch.

Marshall told Fox News Digital:

With COVID cases and hospitalizations on the decline, 94 percent of Americans having immunity to COVID, mask mandates falling by the wayside, and 70 percent of Americans agreeing ‘it’s time we accept that COVID is here to stay’ and that ‘we just need to get on with our lives,’ it’s clear we need a new approach to COVID as we learn to live with it.

“That new approach starts with putting an end to the COVID national state of emergency,” the senator added. (read more)

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