Congress could end military’s vaccine mandate

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Congress could soon end the military’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate are considering allowing a Republican bill to suspend the mandate to advance, two Republican aides and one Democratic aide familiar with the matter told NBC News.

The bill, as it is currently written, would direct the Secretary of Defense to end the Biden administration directive for active duty and reserve component servicemembers, two of the aides said.

Republicans are expected to file the bill as early as Monday and it could be included as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, which Congress must pass by the end of the year. The exact language of this bill is in flux and is still being negotiated, the sources said.


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