WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Dan Crenshaw introduced the Stop Mandating Additional Requirements for Travel (SMART) Act to end the federal mandate requiring people to wear masks on public transportation and in public transportation hubs.
"We've known for months that federal mandates requiring masks on airplanes and other means of transportation were unscientific. The doomsday predictions of lifting mask mandates in restaurants and other businesses never materialized, and it's time we actually 'follow the science' for public transportation as well," said Crenshaw. "Resuming full, unimpeded travel is crucial to getting our economy back on track and we should remove any misguided obstacles to making that happen. I'm proud to join with Senator Scott on this commonsense effort and urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to join us in passing this legislation."
Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced identical legislation in the Senate.