Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) American law To provide retroactive relief to members of the military who have been “discharged or subject to adverse behavior under the COVID-19 Vaccine Directive.”
“Our military continues to feel the effects of the Biden administration’s reckless, misguided and now-banned vaccine mandates. I think, but there is still work to be done,” Cruz said in a press release. “The AMERICANS Act will right the wrongs done to unvaccinated military personnel discharged for exercising their conscience.”
Texas has the largest contingency of military members in the country.About 175,000 active and reserve members live in the statemost of which are part of the US military.
On August 24, 2021, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a memorandum requiring members of the U.S. Armed Forces to be vaccinated against COVID-19. On January 10, 2023, he Canceled An order required by a Congressional mandate in the National Defense Authorization Act passed last December.
above Judgment podcast episode Cruz said this week that the Biden administration has provided him with information on how many military personnel have been discharged or demoted for refusing mandated COVID-19 injections in the 16 months that required them. He said he never provided it. He believes there are thousands, if not tens of thousands.
The AMERICANS Act requires the reinstatement of discharged military personnel based solely on vaccine status.
If the ex-military does not seek reinstatement, an adjustment will be made from a “general” discharge to an “honorary” discharge.
Military personnel demoted due to vaccine status will revert to their previous ranks and lose their salary and benefits.
Additionally, the bill seeks to expunge the records of those service members for adverse actions taken against them based on vaccine status.
Going forward, the bill provides for a COVID-19 vaccine exemption process if military personnel have natural immunity, related underlying medical conditions, or good faith religious beliefs that conflict with being vaccinated.
Stand Against Racism and Radicalism in Services (STARRS) Chairman Lt. Gen. Rod Bishop (Ret.) expressed support for the proposal. “[W]We appreciate Senator Cruz’s efforts to ensure that patriotic service members who suffer due to clearly illegal acts by the U.S. government are provided with some vital remedies through the Americans Act. I wholeheartedly endorse!”
STARRS is a group whose mission is to “eliminate divisive influences and maintain a unified and cohesive fighting force.”
https://thetexan.news/sen-cruz-introduces-bill-for-retrospective-relief-to-discharged-unvaccinated-servicemembers/ Senator Cruz introduces bill for retroactive relief to discharged unvaccinated military personnel