Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

Existing federal laws offer few avenues to a national rule

By: - November 11, 2020 6:05 am

Then-presidential candidate Joe Biden participates in a campaign event at Mountain Top Inn, in Warm Springs, Georgia, on Oct. 27, 2020. (Adam Schultz/Biden for President)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Colorado Newsline. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.