Sen. Marshall to introduce legislation ending COVID-19 national emergency declaration

Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., plans to introduce legislation on Monday that aims to end the current COVID-19 national emergency declaration.

The legislation is powered by a provision in the National Emergencies Act (NEA), a law that, when invoked, grants presidents special powers to deal with national emergencies outside natural disasters or war.

Marshall’s bill would revoke many of the federal government’s expanded powers to respond to the pandemic on a national level.

“With COVID cases and hospitalizations on the decline, 94 percent of Americans having immunity to COVID, mask mandates falling by the wayside, and 70 percent of Americans agreeing ‘it’s time we accept that COVID is here to stay’ and that ‘we just need to get on with our lives,’ it’s clear we need a new approach to COVID as we learn to live with it,” Marshall told Fox News Digital in a Monday email.

“That new approach starts with putting an end to the COVID national state of emergency,” the senator continued.

Both Presidents Trump and Biden invoked the NEA to enact and continue the national emergency to deal with the pandemic.

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