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Masks Are Mandatory Again on Capitol Hill. It's Not Going Well

1 month ago   |   By The New Republic

The act of wearing a mask has been a point of political contention for as long as the pandemic has ravaged the country, and the halls of Congress have seen their share of this stress, as lawmakers have played out the larger cultural conflict in the microcosm of their workplace. So one could be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief when the mask mandates in the Capitol were lifted-hey, at least that's one less thing for them to argue about. As the rate of vaccination increased among members of Congress, Capitol Hill reporters, and congressional staffers, the mask requirements eased in...
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