WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), alongside Rep. Fred Keller (R-PA) and nearly 160 members of the House, introduced a Congressional Review Act resolution to formally disapprove of and nullify President Biden’s vaccine mandate imposed on private U.S. businesses.
The resolution comes after the Biden administration formally released details on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard, which mandates vaccination requirements for employees at private businesses with more than 100 employees. The rule will affect more than 80 million Americans and impose $14,000 fines on businesses or persons who do not comply.
“President Biden’s sweeping health mandate on private employers is a gross abuse of federal power that will crush the small businesses already struggling from the labor shortage that this administration has helped sustain,” said Rep. Gallagher. “Presidential authorities are not limitless. This bill helps Congress reclaim its Article I authorities and ensures this mandate doesn’t go into effect.”
Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) also introduced a companion bill in the Senate, garnering support of all 50 Republican Senators. Click HERE for bill text.
ICYMI: Earlier this year, Rep. Gallagher introduced legislation that prohibited state and local governments from using taxpayer dollars to develop vaccine passport systems.