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    GOP Revives Push to Reinstate Troops Discharged over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

    GOP Revives Push to Reinstate Troops Discharged over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

    Congressional Republicans are renewing their push to reinstate troops who were discharged over their refusal to get vaccinated against -19 when the shot was required by the services.

    Republicans last year successfully repealed the military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate despite the Pentagon's support for the requirement but fell short in their effort to get the more than 8,000 troops discharged under the mandate reinstated with back pay.

    Republicans vowed to continue fighting this year to reinstate those service members and took initial steps as the congressional session begins by reintroducing bills with that aim in both the House and Senate.

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    “Our military continues to feel the effects of the Biden administration's reckless, misguided and now-prohibited vaccine mandates,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, the lead sponsor of the bill in the Senate. “I'm glad that we were able to remove the COVID-19 vaccine mandate last Congress, but there is more work to do.”

    Since the of the COVID-19 pandemic, at least 690 troops, Pentagon civilians, contractors and dependents have died from the virus, according to Defense Department statistics, part of the total 1.1 million who have died in the U.S. Pentagon officials have touted that just two service members have died since the vaccine mandate was…

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