80 House Republicans Vote in Favor of Federal Vaccine Database

Recently, eighty House Republicans, along with Democrat politicians, voted to pass the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act. As soon as the Senate passes the bill, it will provide funding for a federal vaccine database.

Also known as H. R. 550, the Biden administration will utilize $400 million in taxpayer’s money for “immunization system data modernization and expansion,” which is a system that they claim to be “a confidential, population-based, computerized database that records immunization doses administered by any health care provider to persons within the geographic area covered by that database.”

This legislation also mandates the expansion of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Public Health Department capacities. It will also allow state and local health departments as well as private and public health care providers to share data with the federal government.

The bill’s main sponsor, Democrat Rep. Ann Kuster (NH), said in a statement that the system would be utilized to “remind patients when they are due for a recommended vaccine” and pinpoint sectors with low vaccination rates to “ensure equitable distribution of vaccines.” 

H. R. 550 has four Republican co-sponsors: Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), David McKinley (R-WV), James Baird (R-IN). All Democrats voted in favor of the bill’s passage.

130 Republicans voted against the bill, including Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL), who believed that the legislation would permit the federal government to trace  unvaccinated citizens who “will be targeted and forced to comply with Biden’s crazy ‘global vaccination’ vision.”

“These systems are designed to allow for the sharing of crucial information and maintenance of records. Do we really trust the government to protect our medical records? The bill’s author even bragged in her press release that these systems will help the government remind patients when they are due for a recommended vaccine and identify areas with low vaccination rates to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines. This was clearly a legislative tool to enforce vaccine mandates and force their Orwellian rules onto those who do not comply,” Miller said. 

Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) also opposed the bill. He cited Democrats’ routine of wasteful spending. According to the congressman, the legislation will only increase the power of the federal government and give them a chance to violate individual rights.

“This legislation would unnecessarily appropriate millions of taxpayer funds intended to expand bureaucracy in Washington. A database solely created to record and collect confidential vaccination information of Americans explicitly encroaches upon individuals’ fundamental right to medical privacy. As a fiscal conservative, I cannot in good faith support legislation that contributes to the Democrats’ habitual pattern of reckless and wasteful spending and the intrusive heavy hand of government,” Donalds said.

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