The controversy over HR 6666, the COVID-19 Testing, Reaching and Contacting Everyone Act

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Julie Reeder
Julie Reeder
There is a lot of conversation and controversy over House Resolution 6666 introduced by Democrat Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois with 58 co-sponsors. H.R. 6666 is the “COVID-19 Testing, Reaching and Contacting Everyone Act.” Tracing is not a new idea, but it has been a hot topic on social media and radio talk shows in the last week. Opponents said it’s likely unconstitutional and violates the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth and Ninth Amendments. The bill itself is short, but it has two sentences which are vague that worry opponents. The bill grants $100 billion to entities around the country “to trace and monitor the contacts of infected individuals and to support the quarantine of such contacts.” It would do this through mobile health units “at individuals’ residences
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