Are you ready to ride again, without wearing a federally mandated face-mask (PPE)? A lot of us are, and some of our Senators recognized this, including 8 Senate Democrats know this. They, with no help from Romney, sided with Republican Senators to kill off Biden’s mask mandate for public transportation. The Senate passed the bill 57-40 on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
I, like most Americans, really want to end the various travel restrictions and move back towards normative, non-panicdemic behaviors. Sadly, even with those 8 Democrat Senators actually doing their jobs and representing the will of the Americans that they’re paid to represent, it’s not going to happen now. Firstly, the bill would need to be ratified by the House – highly unlikely but not impossible; and, secondly, Biden would have to not veto the bill when it reached his desk, something that the White House has already said that Biden’s handlers would have him do.
So, whether we’re ready to ride again or not, it’s not happening. The Legislature is not going to curtail the Executives’ overreach into matters of public transit across the states. And, even then, this bill would not in any way – nor should it – affect State and local restrictions upon mass transit.