Legislators May Stall Presidential Vaccine Mandate

Use of Congressional Review Act could nullify the executive order. 

As workplace vaccination mandates have become controversial around the country, ranking members of the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections will take steps this week to block President Biden’s executive action. Representative Fred Keller of Pennsylvania said Friday that, in coordination with Senator Mike Braun of Indiana, legislators will attempt to use the Congressional Review Act. 

“The Congressional Review Act allows us as members of Congress to keep the executive branch in check when they release these mandates, and we’re exercising our constitutional authority,” Representative Keller said. 

President Biden has directed all private companies with 100 employees or more to enforce a vaccine mandate starting January 4, 2022, saying, “This is good for the workers, for their colleagues, for their loved ones, and for their communities. And it’s also good for the economy.”

The mandate will affect as many as 80 million workers, and those who do not comply will face stiff fines. 

Representative Keller said, “The federal government does not rule over the people. States make up the federal government. It is we the people that give the government its power, the government does not give power to the people.”

Earlier in the week, Senator Braun had announced that he would be leading at least 24 other Senate members in challenging the president’s executive order. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress as they review the legality of the president’s actions in mandating the vaccines. 
  • For federal judges as they hear cases regarding the constitutionality of the vaccine mandate. 

Sources: Fox News, The Hill


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