Governor’s deadline for lifting mask mandate is long overdue

SALEM, Ore. – Today Governor Kate Brown finally set a deadline to lift the indoor mask mandate in Oregon, the same week her administration is set to pass a permanent indoor mask mandate. House Republican Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville) responded with the following statement.

“Oregonians are tired of these arbitrary deadlines and the Governor’s neck-snapping decisions,” said Leader Breese-Iverson. “People have lost trust in Democratic leadership and are demanding accountability and transparency. House Republicans trust Oregonians to make their own decisions. That’s why we have proposals to end the current state of emergency and limit the duration of a Governor’s emergency declaration. Now is the time to reform the executive branch’s emergency powers to prevent this overreach from happening again.”

HJR 201 – Terminates the state of emergency related to COVID-19.
HJR 206 – Amends the Oregon Constitution to limit the duration of a declaration of
emergency to 30 days.

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