Walorski Applauds SCOTUS Decision to Block Biden Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Walorski Applauds SCOTUS Decision to Block Biden Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers

WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) blocked the Biden Administration’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard requiring private employers with more than 100 employees to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing.

“I am relieved the U.S. Supreme Court rightfully has struck down President Biden’s unconstitutional mandate on workers and job creators, protecting Americans’ fundamental rights,” said Congresswoman Walorski. “The administration’s mandate on private employers clearly trampled on Americans’ liberties, and it would have been a disaster as we face mounting inflation, supply chain, and workforce crises. Northern Indiana is home to a robust manufacturing and small business community that feeds and powers our nation. Today the Supreme Court upheld these Hoosiers’ vital right to work and provide for their families.”

Last month, Congresswoman Walorski filed an amicus brief alongside more than 180 fellow Congressional Republicans urging SCOTUS to stay this mandate. In the brief, they argued that Congress did not give OSHA the authority to impose a vaccine mandate.

Congresswoman Walorski has been a strong opponent of vaccine mandates. In November 2021, she also helped to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution to formally disapprove of and nullify President Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate.

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