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Congress set to rescind COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S. military would be rescinded under the annual defense bill heading for a vote this week in Congress, ending a directive that helped ensure the vast majority of troops were vaccinated but also raised concerns that it harmed recruitment and retention.
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Defense bill rolls back Pentagon's Covid vaccine mandate

Defense bill rolls back Pentagon's Covid vaccine mandate

1 month ago   |   By Politico

A compromise defense policy bill released Tuesday night would end the Pentagon's policy requiring troops to receive the Covid vaccine - and kicking out those troops who refuse it - delivering a win to Republicans who railed against the policy. A final version of the National Defense Authorization Act included the measure after conservatives threatened to hold up the bill to curtail the vaccine mandate. The policy became a point of contention in talks in recent days between Democratic and Republican leaders over the bill. The measure defies the wishes of both the Pentagon and the White...
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Clash Over Vaccine Mandate for Troops Snarls Annual Defense Bill

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

An $857 billion military policy measure is hung up in a dispute over whether to roll back a mandate that troops receive a coronavirus vaccination.
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