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Congressman Biggs Introduces Bill to Prevent COVID-19 Testing Federal Mandate for Domestic Air Travel

February 8, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Biggs introduced legislation to prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from imposing Covid-19 testing mandates on air carriers for domestic flights. Congressman Biggs issued the following statement:

“It is outrageous that the Biden administration is contemplating new regulations or guidelines to require passengers to undergo COVID-19 testing before domestic air travel. This is another unscientific, bureaucratic action designed to control Americans’ lives and increase dependence on government. Further, such a mandate would devastate the airline industry and destroy massive sectors of our recovering economy.

“I fly domestically regularly each month, and I observe the efforts of the airlines to make each passenger safe. The Biden administration should listen to the airline executives and heed the science of healthy air travel. This misguided idea should not become implemented policy under any circumstances.”

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a third-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Reform committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.