House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) vowed on Sunday that the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorizat ion Act (NDAA) will not move forward unless the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate ends.

Speaking on Fox Business Network’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” McCarthy said that lawmakers are working through the $817 billion national defense bill with the hopes of lifting the vaccine mandate among military personnel.

The mandate has been in place since August 2021.

“We will secure lifting that vaccine mandate on our military because what we’re finding is, they’re kicking out men and women that have been serving,” McCarthy said, noting recruitment shortfalls.

“That’s the first victory of having a Republican majority, and we’d like to have more of those victories, and we should start moving those now.”

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