Democratic lawmakers in both the Senate and House have a 100% vaccination rate, according to a CNN Survey of Capitol Hill.
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the COVID-19 mask guideline — fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a face mask or practice social distancing.
The House will continue to require members to wear mask until all members and floor staff are fully vaccinated.
44.8% of House Republicans are vaccinated, or 95 of the 212 Republican members. 92% of senators, or 46 of 50 are vaccinated according to the reporting from CNN.
Republican Representative Tom Massie said that he is not getting the vaccine.
“The Pfizer and Moderna trials showed no benefit from the vaccine for those previously infected, so I will not be taking the vaccine,” Massie said.
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is advising all Republicans to get vaccinated.
Republican Senator Kevin Cramer believes that privacy is important. The Senator said whether or not he decides to get vaccinated, he will not disclose the information with the public.
“You should feel free to do it if you want to do it. You should not feel ashamed to nor do it if you don’t want to do it. This is a free country.”