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Lamborn introduces legislation regarding Academy students being punished for refusing vaccines


Last updated 5/31/2022 at 2:25pm

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman Doug Lamborn introduced the Defending Freedom of Conscience for Cadets and Midshipmen Act. The legislation would protect cadets and midshipmen at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy from being punished for their choice not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. USAFA recently announced that unvaccinated seniors would not be commissioned. Cadets and midshipmen who do not commission could be forced to repay tuition, room, and board expenses f...

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