Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joined House Republican leadership to highlight the Republican legislation being brought to the House floor this week, which demands an immediate end to President Biden’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, requires federal employees return to the office, and terminates the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in federally funded facilities.

Watch her full remarks here. 

Read a full transcript of her remarks below:

This week, House Republicans are voting on legislation to restore our Constitutional rights and freedoms after two long years of Democrats’ COVID-19 power grab policies.

The extended COVID lockdowns, like the ones we saw in my home state of New York, caused irreparable damage to our children's development, financial strain on our small businesses, and unnecessary deaths among our most vulnerable seniors due to former disgraced Governor Andrew Cuomo’s deadly and fatal nursing home order. 

Under the guise of COVID-19, Democrats’ authoritarian policies weaponized the federal government, forced unconstitutional vaccine mandates, and cost hundreds of billions in waste and abuse of Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars.

This week, House Republicans will pass a bill that will force the federal government to acknowledge what the American people already know: “the pandemic is over.” 

In addition, the Freedom for Health Care Workers Act will end the unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandates that cost our healthcare workers, who bravely served on the frontlines in the wake of the pandemic. It cost them their livelihoods and caused a crisis of staffing shortages nationwide. 

House Republicans will also pass the SHOW UP Act. Americans across the country show up to work every day. There is no reason why federal employees should not be held to the same standard. 

House Republicans will deliver on our promises to hold Democrats accountable for their failed COVID-19 policies.