JASPER, IN — Senator Mike Braun released the following statement after a federal judge ruled against transportation mask mandates, leading to airlines, public transit, and private transportation companies like Lyft and Uber to drop their mask mandates.

“While I’m glad the federal mask mandate on airplanes is over, we have to remember this federal overreach was only ended by the courts, just like Biden’s vaccine mandate that jeopardized millions of jobs. If the White House had their way, these mandates would still be in effect.” – Senator Mike Braun

Senator Braun compared the to President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses. Senator Braun led the opposition to the vaccine mandate in the U.S. Senate with a formal challenge that passed the Senate on a bipartisan vote and was noted as the most significant Congressional action regarding private vaccine mandates in the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the unconstitutional mandate.