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While the CDC and states around the nation are beginning to get rid of COVID-19 mandates such as masking in restaurants, there are still mandates imposed on many Americans by the federal government. This has struck a nerve with some republicans, including Texas Congressman Chip Roy.

Roy is calling for Republican lawmakers to stand together and oppose funding for mandates when government funding runs out on March 11.

In a press release Congressman Chip Roy pointed to mandates for health care workers, members of the military and border patrol. Rep. Roy said he believes it's time for these mandates to end and that Republicans should force the issue this month:

"Congress has passed three continuing resolutions (CRs) since President Biden announced his plan to unilaterally impose COVID-19 vaccine mandates on Americans," Rep. Roy's letter reads. "Each of these CRs passed with Republican support. With another government funding deadline approaching on March 11, we urge you to take every step possible to defund these mandates once and for all."

Rep. Roy also pointed out the hypocrisy of asking American troops to assemble in Eastern Europe while threatening to fire them for choosing not to take the politicized COVID-19 vaccine.

Rep. Roy added that Republicans should sign on to his letter to oppose any and all funding of coronavirus-related mandates that the Biden administration has enacted.

Congressman Chip Roy has been a consistent voice calling for federal mandates to be blocked and fought through the budget. So far, other Republican lawmakers have not warmed to the idea of even entertaining a shutdown to prevent the mandates that still impact thousands of Americans.

 

20 Texas Places We Have All Been Saying Completely Wrong

Can You Guess These Towns From Their Satellite Photos?

I'm always down for a good brain challenge. This one however got the best of me.
It's always a fun time looking up address or cities and seeing them from a satellite point of view. You start pointing out landmarks and things you recognize.

One thing you don't account for however is something looking bigger or smaller than you seemed to think it was. So we started grabbing a bunch of these satellite pictures of cities and towns around Amarillo.

As we looked at them, we thought to ourselves, "how fun would this be to actually have to GUESS what these places are?". So away we went.

Go ahead and try to see how many you can guess correctly!