Sens. Marshall, Braun Introduce New Bill to Reinstate Pilots Fired for Refusing to Comply with Covid Vaccine Mandates

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. introduced legislation to reinstate pilots who were wrongfully put out of work over their Covid-19 vaccination status. Senator Mike Braun (IN) joined Senator Marshall in introducing this legislation in the Senate. 

In 2021, President Biden mandated through his executive authority that all federal contractors, including airlines operating in the United States, must receive a Covid-19 vaccination. As a result of the unconstitutional ‘jab-or-job’ politics coming out of the Biden Administration, many airline pilots were forced out of a job. 

Senator Marshall aims to right this wrong in American history with his legislation that requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to take any actions necessary to return these pilots back to the jobs they should have never lost in the first place. 

“The Biden Administration’s ‘jab or job’ vaccine mandates will go down as a dark time in American history. Our legislation seeks to right the wrongs of this administration who forced hard-working American people out of not only their jobs, but their careers,” Senator Marshall said. ” We will continue to fight for every American wronged by the Biden Administration’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate that has impacted not only our pilots’ livelihoods but our servicemen and women, our children, small businesses, and beyond. Our bill is just one step of many to correct the wrongs of Joe Biden’s vaccine politics.” 

“No one should have lost their job because they didn’t want to take the COVID vaccine. President Biden’s vaccine mandates were completely out of line and violated the liberties of key workers who are essential in daily operations of our skies. Cosponsoring this bill to restore fired pilots to their previously held jobs is a no brainer and will help bring this critical industry back to full capacity,” Senator Braun said.

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced the House version of this legislation today as well. 

“I am proud to co-lead this bill with Senator Marshall to bring justice to the pilots who were forced out of their livelihoods for bravely refusing to take the Covid vaccine. These pilots were denied their medical freedom and lost their jobs because of the tyrannical mandates. This bill will hold airlines accountable by requiring them to reinstate those pilots who were unjustly fired,” Representative Taylor Greene said.

You may click HERE to read the full text of the legislation introduced by Senators Marshall and Braun. 


Senator Marshall has been a vocal opponent of Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates, taking several actions to prevent the mandates from going into effect. This includes:

  • Successfully including an amendment in the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act that prohibits the Department of Defense from forcing servicemembers to get the Covid-19 vaccine;
  • Introducing and passing legislation to halt President Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers;
  • Offering a measure that would block federal funds from being used to implement the Biden Administration’s regulation mandating that businesses with 100 or more employees require their employees to be vaccinated for Covid-19; and
  • Leading the Travel Freedom Act, legislation that repeals federal policies requiring international travelers to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination for entrance into the United States.