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President Biden told Congress that his administration will end twin emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic on May 11, 2023.

The COVID-19 national emergency is set to expire on March 1. Meanwhile, the public health emergency (PHE) will expire on April 11. However, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) wrote in a Statement of Administration Policy that Biden will extend both emergencies to May 11, at which point they will expire, Fox News reported.

"An abrupt end to the emergency declarations would create wide-ranging chaos and uncertainty throughout the health care system — for states, for hospitals and doctors’ offices, and, most importantly, for tens of millions of Americans," the OMB wrote.

Letting the emergencies expire would also lift Title 42 immediately. OMB added that lifting Title 42 would "result in a substantial additional inflow of migrants at the Southwest border."

The Biden administration has been trying to terminate Title 42. Title 42 was put in place by the Trump administration in March 2020 to allow immigration officials to quickly expel migrants on public health grounds. The Supreme Court temporarily halted Title 42's termination last month and allowed the policy to remain in place until the court hears a challenge from Republican-led states.

Meanwhile, Cathy McMorris Rodgers contested Monday that Title 42 is a separate authority.

"Any decision to end Title 42 is not tied to the PHE," Rodgers' office said. "President Biden alone will be responsible for the decision to end Title 42."

Meanwhile, Paul Gosar, who introduced a bill with 51 co-sponsors to end the emergency immediately, said the House will go ahead with the vote on Wednesday.

"There is no reason to wait. There is no reason to trust the Biden Regime," Gosar tweeted.

According to the CDC, more than 1.1 million Americans have died from COVID-19 over the past three years. However, cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have been lower this winter than in 2021 and 2020.

"The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We're still doing a lot of work on it, but the pandemic is over," Biden said in a televised interview in Sept. 2022.

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