Today, Congressman Rick Allen (GA-12) joined all 50 Republican Senators and more than 160 House members in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to nullify President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private workplaces.
“Top-down government mandates do not work – the decision to get a vaccine should be a personal choice between an individual and their doctor,”said Rep. Allen. “The Biden Administration is abusing their power by implementing this unprecedented and likely unconstitutional mandate on private workplaces. This rule will cripple job creators while worsening our nation’s current labor shortage, supply chain crisis and rising prices for everyday goods and services. I’m proud to stand for the rights of employers and employees by using our authority under the Congressional Review Act to seek to block this federal overreach.”
The Biden Administration recently released details on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) mandating vaccination requirements or weekly testing for employees at private businesses with more than 100 employees. The rule will affect more than 80 million Americans and impose nearly $14,000 fines for individuals who do not comply. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently issued a stay against the mandate and multiple lawsuits are ongoing.