Stefanik, congressional Republicans hammer Biden for ‘masks mandate on toddlers’ in Head Begin packages


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FIRST ON Daily Post: Congressional Republicans have whipped collectively a unified entrance in opposition to President Biden’s ongoing federal masks mandates for college students within the Head Begin program.

The letter, spearheaded by New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, calls for the White Home order the Administration for Youngsters and Households (ACF) to stop all masks mandates nationwide. 

The letter cites the February resolution by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention to revise masks tips for indoor actions for almost all of the nation because of declining charges of COVID-19 an infection. 

Following the CDC’s steerage, the ACF communicated to officers in Head Begin – a free early childhood schooling program for low-income households – that they might now not be evaluating masks mandate compliance. Nonetheless, the messaging got here with out giving a transparent finish of the mandates, and plenty of Head Begin packages throughout the nation proceed to implement the masks rule.

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“Young children should never have been forced to wear masks, as they are at the least risk of serious complications from COVID-19 and could suffer the greatest developmental harm from having their faces covered,” Stefanik’s letter reads. “Yet your administration’s authoritarian drive to impose mask and vaccine mandates on the American people included the issuing of a rule which requires universal masking in Head Start programs for all individuals aged 2 years and older.”


Rep. Elise Stefanik spearheaded a letter to President Biden over mask mandates in the Head Start program.

Rep. Elise Stefanik spearheaded a letter to President Biden over masks mandates within the Head Begin program.
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“While you attempt to declare victory over the pandemic, it is unconscionable that your administration continues to impose its harmful mask mandate on 2-year-old children who participate in Head Start,” the letter concludes. “We urge you to fix this immediately and direct ACF to rescind the rule mandating masks for Head Start participants.”

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Mask mandates for children have led to political backlash against Democrats across the country. 

Masks mandates for youngsters have led to political backlash in opposition to Democrats throughout the nation. 
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“Toddlers should never have been forced to wear masks. Joe Biden’s administration is failing to recognize the science and keeping forced mask mandates on young children in Head Start programs at the expense of their development. I’m calling on Joe Biden to reverse this wrong and harmful policy more rooted in politics than science,” Stefanik instructed Each day Submit in an unique assertion.

“Joe Biden must put children above politics, and let parents decide what is best for their children,” she added.

The letter boasts sturdy assist from Republican lawmakers and is co-signed by Reps. Virginia Foxx, Madison Cawthorn, Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas McClintock, Brian Mast, Man Reschenthaler, Chris Jacobs, Cliff Bentz, Lisa McClain, Jake LaTurner, Beth Van Duyne, Lee Zeldin, Michelle Metal, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Ralph Norman, Rick Allen, John Moolenaar, John Rutherford, GT Thompson, Jason Smith, Dusty Johnson, Warren Davidson, Darrell Issa, and Tim Walberg.

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