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After Biden says COVID pandemic over, GOP lawmakers push to end it

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) urged President Joe Biden to suspend the COVID-19 pandemic following his recent remarks that it has ended.

In March 2020, then-President Donald Trump first announced the global pandemic emergency declaration, which has been in place ever since. Kansas Republican lawmaker introduced on Thursday a privileged resolution calling for a vote to repeal it.

Republicans in the House tried to end the state of emergency in March, but failed.

A CBS interview on "60 Minutes" aired Sunday night in which Biden made the remarks. “We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over,” the president said.

In a statement issued Sept. 22, Marshall stated that since President Biden declared COVID was over during his appearance on 60 Minutes, the COVID-19 national emergency declaration must be terminated and other emergency authorities wind down immediately.

23 September 2022


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