GOP Senators Move to Discard Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Republican Senator from Indiana Mike Braun is leading Senate Republicans in an effort to officially nullify President Biden’s vaccine mandate.

Background: President Biden recently announced an executive order that forces private businesses with over 100 workers to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The order was immediately met with criticism from conservatives and business owners. Workers across the country, especially in public safety fields such as law enforcement officers and hospital workers have complained they were able to work through the entire pandemic without the vaccine and should not be forced into it now.

The mandate is expected to impact over 80 million Americans.

How Will They Do It: Senators are able to push back on an executive branch rule by using the Congressional Review Act. CRA can be used by Congress to overturn certain federal agency regulations and actions through a joint resolution of disapproval. If a CRA joint resolution of disapproval is approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the president, or if Congress successfully overrides a presidential veto, the rule at issue is invalidated, according to Fox News.

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