Jan 11, 2023
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released a statement after the Department of Defense rescinded the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for servicemembers. 
“Because of the hard work of House Republicans — the Department of Defense has finally rescinded the harmful COVID-19 vaccine mandate for servicemembers. I am proud to have fought for the inclusion of language in the Fiscal Year 2023 James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act that directed the Department of Defense to end this mandate. 
“Our work is not done. We will be looking into the impacts the COVID-19 vaccine mandate had on our readiness — especially its impact on the recruitment and retention of servicemembers. The House Armed Services Committee will continue to fight for our servicemembers and hold the Biden administration accountable for their harmful and misguided policies.”