WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers is joining with 32 other congressmen in sponsoring a bill to overturn President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate.
The congressmen, all Republican, are pushing the adoption of the “No Vaccine Mandate Act,” which would prohibit the federal government from spending any money to develop, implement, administer or enforce any rule that requires a COVID-19 vaccination.
“I am fully vaccinated and have advocated for individuals to get vaccinated from day one,” Rogers said. “However, President Biden’s mandate on private employers is an overreach of power and an infringement on the freedom of Americans to make the best medical decision with their doctor, rather than being forced by the federal government. Employers immediately started filing lawsuits across the country, challenging the mandate, and this bill aligns with protections for those private employers and 84 million employees.”
The bill faces an uphill battle, as it would require two-thirds of the Democratically-controlled House and Senate to override an almost certain presidential veto.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked enforcement of the mandate, while the issue makes its way through court challenges.