Iowa House Passes Bill To Enable COVID Vax Exemptions, Jobless Benefits

(Des Moines, IA) -- The Iowa House has passed a bill related to mandatory COVID vaccines for employees. The bill creates a process businesses must follow to allow for medical and religious exemptions. It also guarantees anyone fired if they don't get the vaccine, is eligible for unemployment insurance.

HF 902 passed 67-to-27.

House Speaker Pat Grassley praised the legislation as a meaningful step forward in protecting against federal government overreach.

"After months of hard work, careful consideration, and listening to the stories of Iowans, I believe we have found a meaningful solution to protect Iowans and Iowa businesses from the Biden Administration's extreme government overreach. As this bill passed with bipartisan support, it's clear even Democrats recognize the dangerous behavior of the Biden Administration. As things progress, we will continue to push back against the federal government's attempts to infringe on the rights of Iowans."

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