Senator Braun votes to end federal COVID state of emergency

WASHINGTON – Thursday, the U.S. Senate voted on a resolution to end the federal COVID state of emergency. It passed by a vote of 48-47.

Under the National Emergencies Act, Congress can eliminate a national state of emergency by voting on a disapproval resolution.

The national state of emergency, first signed in March 2020, was extended by President Biden last year and was set to expire on March 1, 2022. President Biden in February extended the national emergency declaration indefinitely.

Senator Braun spoke on the Senate floor in favor of Senator Roger Marshall’s resolution to end the federal state of emergency, and called on Governors across the country who have not taken steps to end their state-level states of emergency to do so as well.

Indiana’s public health emergency will expire today.