Today, Rep. Dan Bishop (NC-09), along with 22 of his House colleagues, introduced the Securing Enfranchisement and the Rights of Voters regardless of Inoculation Status (SERVIS) Act, a House companion bill to Senator Ted Cruz's (R-TX), to protect voting rights regardless of vaccination status:
"Democrats have used unconstitutional COVID mandates to disrupt Americans' lives for two years. They've used vaccine requirements, in particular, to get people fired from their jobs or excluded from public life. It's not hard to imagine that these lockdown authoritarians will try to keep Americans from the voting booth based on vaccine status next. We cannot allow this to happen -- that's why I'm proud to join Sen. Cruz in this fight. Now is the time to stand up for liberty." -- Rep. Dan Bishop
"It's the height of irony that the same politicians fighting to remove voter ID laws are locking down cities and imposing vaccine passport requirements to participate in everyday life. These petty tyrants should not be able to strip Americans of their voting rights by demanding vaccine passports at the voting booth. The American people have tolerated enough from lockdown politicians who have grossly marginalized constitutional liberties in the name of COVID-19. This is wrong." - Senator Ted Cruz
The SERVIS Act, first introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz last month, prohibits states from denying the constitutional right to vote by requiring proof of vaccination. The bill currently has 22 other House co-sponsors: Reps. Ralph Norman (SC), Ted Budd (NC), Bill Posey (FL), Jody Hice (GA), Randy Weber (TX), Andy Harris (MD), Tom Tiffany (WI), Roger Williams (TX), Greg Steube (FL), Scott Perry (PA), Mary Miller (IL), Michael Cloud (TX), Louie Gohmert (TX), Bob Good (VA), Bob Gibbs (OH), Scott DesJarlais (TN), Matt Gaetz (FL), Glenn Grothman (WI), Brian Mast (FL), Brian Babin (TX), Madison Cawthorn (NC), and Michelle Fischbach (MN).