Congress on track to scrap Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in defense bill

McConnell praises Blackburn in floor speech, says mandate ‘undermined readiness and hurt retention’

By: - December 7, 2022 10:27 pm

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.