Senate Republicans to Force Vote on Ending Covid-19 Emergency Declaration – WSJ – The Wall Street Journal

Senate Republicans to Force Vote on Ending Covid-19 Emergency Declaration – WSJ – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—A Republican senator is moving to force a vote on ending the yearslong national emergency declaration on Covid-19, pointing to recent comments by President Biden that the pandemic is over.

With just over a month to go until the midterm elections, Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas on Thursday introduced a privileged resolution that calls for a vote to end the emergency declaration first declared in March 2020 by then-President Trump. Declaring an emergency allows the White House to use the National Emergencies Act to activate special executive powers.

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