Rep. Banks’ Bill would ban child COVID vaccine mandates

WASHINGTON — Today, RSC Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03) introduced the Parental Rights Protection Act to prohibit federal funding of any state, local, or tribal entity that requires COVID-19 vaccines for minors.

This is the House companion for Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) bill, S.3184.

Congressman Jim Banks

Said Congressman Banks: “As a father of three school-aged girls, I will not sit by and allow liberal activists and non-elected bureaucrats to control the health of our children. Democrats at every level of government have proved time and again that when it comes to children’s health, they put radical teachers’ union leaders before the science.

Parents know what is best for their child’s health. It’s dangerous for the federal government to involve itself in private medical decisions. I introduced this legislation to stop the government from using public schools as leverage to interfere with parents’ right to decide what is best for their family.”

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use for children ages 5 to 11, opening up the possibility of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for minors. The bill specifically prohibits vaccine mandates in school districts and requires parental consent for the administration of any COVID-19 vaccination.

You can find the bill text here.