Texans Call for Fourth Special Session to Address Vaccine Mandates

Following the close of the Texas Legislature’s third special session, where legislation prohibiting vaccine mandates stalled out in the House and Senate, Texans are calling for a fourth special session to stop vaccine mandates. 

Despite Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting employer vaccine mandates, many companies—including Southwest Airlines, Raytheon, and United Pacific Railroad—are ignoring the executive order, in part because it only imposes a $1,000 fine. 

On Tuesday, the Texas Freedom Coalition, some members of the Texas legislature, and concerned citizens gathered at the Capitol to request that Abbott address these imminent issues by calling a fourth special session. 

State Sen. Bob Hall (R–Edgewood) said the “primary purpose of government is to protect liberty,” which is why he is fighting against mandates and wants the issue addressed quickly in the Legislature. 
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