"Immunization Information Systems (IISs) “have been around for decades, operate in all 50 states, and ‘help providers and families by consolidating immunization information into one reliable source"
Correct. This bill however authorizes $400 million for their expansion.
Relevant section: "“(g) Authorization Of Appropriations.—To carry out this section, there is authorized to be appropriated $400,000,000, to remain available until expended.”.
He could have not voted for that.
"When Dems passed the American Rescue Plan without a single GOP vote, they allocated hundreds of millions for “modernization” of these databases to track vax rates. They provided 0 instructions for how states were supposed to use the money, including protecting your privacy. That’s where HR 550 comes in - it is explicitly designed to “improve data security and privacy protection"
That is his rationalization. Maybe you believe him. He still voted for awarding $400 million towards expanding vaccination databases.