Rep. Roy fights to remove federal liability protections for COVID-19 vaccines

On Tuesday, Representative Chip Roy (R-TX-21) introduced the Let Injured Americans Be Legally Empowered (LIABLE) Act, a bill that would empower Americans to hold COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers liable for any losses their vaccines caused.

Representative Roy said, “The long train of abuses committed by the government and public health establishment in response to COVID-19 will continue to impact the American people for years to come.

Millions of Americans were forced to take a COVID-19 shot out of fear of losing their livelihoods and under false pretenses. Many have faced injury from the vaccine, but few have been afforded little recourse. To date, a mere 11 injury claims have been paid out despite nearly 700 million doses of the vaccine having been administered.

I am introducing the LIABLE Act to empower Americans to remove crony federal liability protections for COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers and empower injured Americans. The American people deserve justice for the infringement on their personal medical freedom and those medically harmed deserve restitution.”

COVID-19 vaccines are considered “countermeasures” under the Public Readiness and Preparedness (PREP) Act, which broadly shields their manufacturers from civil liability related to losses stemming from the vaccines. Instead, injured Americans must seek relief under the onerous Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) – but only 11 COVID-related claims have been paid out of CICP.

The LIABLE Act would empower injured Americans by:

  • Removing all federal liability protections for the COVID-19 vaccine;
  • Preserving the ability of injured Americans to access pre-existing compensation programs; and
  • Specifying the bill is retroactive to ensure Americans who received the COVID-19 vaccine before the bill is enacted benefit.

Co-sponsors of the bill include Representatives Lauren Boebert (R-CO-3), Josh Brecheen (R-OK-2), Eric Burlison (R-MO-7), Michael Cloud (R-TX-27), Warren Davidson (R-OH-8), Bob Good (R-VA-5), Clay Higgins (R-LA-3), Thomas Massie (R-KY-4), Mary Miller (R-IL-15), Barry Moore (R-UT-1), Ralph Norman (R-SC-5), Randy Weber (R-TX-14), Troy Nehls (R-TX-22), Andy Harris (R-MD-01), Paul Gosar (R-AZ-09), Eli Crane (R-.AZ-02), Russ Fulcher (R-ID-01), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04), and Andy Biggs (R-AZ-05).

Supporting organizations of the bill include Children’s Health Defense and React19.

More support for this legislation:

"Thank you to Congressman Roy for championing this vital legislation. The Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) has failed those injured by COVID-19 vaccines. The program is wholly inadequate and inconsistent with constitutional principles in providing just redress. The damages and fatalities caused by the COVID-19 vaccine demand accountability. This legislation represents a critical milestone in rectifying these injustices and paving the way for a more accountable future. This legislation is crucial for holding vaccine manufacturers accountable.” - Mary Holland, President of Children's Health Defense

Read the full piece of legislation here.


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