Congressman John Rose Praises the Ending of Armed Forces Vaccination Requirement in National Defense Authorization Act Passage

Tennessee Congressman John Rose (R-TN-06) released a statement Thursday following the passage of the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023, the primary authorization for funding the U.S. Armed Forces and Department of Defense (DoD), in the House of Representatives.

The NDAA passed the House by a vote of 350-80. The bill now heads to the Senate, where it is expected to pass, and then to President Joe Biden’s desk for signature before becoming law.

Included in the bill is the termination of the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for military service members. Additional provisions to the NDAA include a 4.6 percent pay increase for service members and a $45 billion increase for defense programs than Biden originally requested.

“Finally, the insanity has ended, and our men and women serving in the armed forces will no longer be subject to such a ridiculous mandate,” Congressman Rose released in a statement. “I have always said that people who wanted the shot should get it, but it should never be forced on anyone. The inclusion of this provision that I have fought so hard for in the NDAA is a step in the right direction, but now it is time for President Biden to re-enlist those soldiers wrongfully discharged, clear their records, and publicly apologize for his and his administration’s egregious mistake.”

In the past, Rose has consistently called for the termination of COVID-19 vaccine requirements. In July, The Tennessee Star reported that Rose co-sponsored a bill (HR 3860) with Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY-04) that would prevent government-mandated vaccinations for members of the U.S. Military.

The bill, which would “prohibit the use of federal funds to require a member of the Armed Forces to receive a COVID-19 vaccination,” was discharged from the House Committee on Armed Services in November.

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.




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2 Thoughts to “Congressman John Rose Praises the Ending of Armed Forces Vaccination Requirement in National Defense Authorization Act Passage”

  1. Traditional thinker

    Finally those who serve our country no longer have to receive the death shot to put their lives at risk for freedom. If the woke are removed next, and those military service men and women who refused the jab of blood clotting serum re-instated with back pay, maybe the country can start to build a defense system once again. These liberal agendas enforced by the current communist government are what has crippled the military and this country as well if you have eyes to see. Some sheeple will never open their eyes and believe anything the msm tells them to believe. Very sad.

  2. Lionel Twain

    1.1 million dead in the USA of COVID, more than any developed country in the world. I ask myself why these politicians hate the USA so much that they want a crippled military. Then I remember the backlash against Ukrainian support, and the affiliation of people like Blackburn with Preston Kline- and it all sort of makes sense why they would want us at a disadvantage. Remember, 1.1 million dead and primarily under Trump.