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Federal Bill Proposes COVID-19 Testing, Tracing and Quarantining of Americans

July 4, 2020 marks the 244th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. With much of the country still shut down, large gatherings banned and “non-essential” businesses closed with required masking indoors and outdoors in some states, it is hard to imagine firework displays, neighborhood barbeques and other annual Independence Day traditions being held. A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives several months ago is another example of attempts to restrict and even eliminate civil liberties that are described in the Declaration of Independence and outlined in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution. Under the guise of “protecting” Americans from being infected with COVID-19, Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL) introduced H.B. 6666 in the Committee on Energy and Commerce on May 1, 2020 to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to award federal grants to states, non-governmental organizations and other eligible entities to conduct COVID–19 diagnostic testing on Americans, including in their homes, and quarantine them in their homes or elsewhere, if necessary. Read more...
 
 

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