McKinley Joins Legal Challenge Against Biden’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

Joins 182 Members of Congress on U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Opposition to Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate for Private Business

Washington, D.C. - Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01) joined an amicus brief supporting the challenge to the Biden Administration’s overreaching vaccine mandate on private businesses. The case is being heard in the U.S. Supreme Court today.

“The Biden Administration has grossly overstepped its authority with an overreaching mandate that private businesses must require their employees receive Covid-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment,” said Rep. McKinley.

“The Covid-19 vaccine has been an important and effective tool delivering relief from the deadly pandemic. But Americans should have the freedom to make the best decision for their own health and that of their families, free from threats that they will lose their livelihood,” said Rep. McKinley.

“We look forward to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on this important question and hope they strike it down as lower courts have done,” said Rep. McKinley.

Last week, 183 Members of Congress joined an Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Background:

Rep. McKinley is co-sponsoring multiple bills restricting the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate from being enacted or enforced, including:

  • H.R. 5908, the Stop Vaccine Mandates Act, which eliminates the Biden Administration’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate.

  • H.Res. 799, opposes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Vaccine Mandate and restricts enforcement.

  • HR 6304, prevents the Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) from creating any emergency temporary standard that includes a vaccine or drug mandate.

  • H. J Res 67, restricts the enforcement of Covid-19 Vaccinations for Health Care Staff at hospitals which receive Medicare or Medicaid funding.

  • HR 6178, prohibits enforcement actions against members of the National Guard related to Covid-19 vaccination status.

  • HR 6016, eliminates the mandate for government contractors to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in order to continue conducting business with the Federal Government.

  • H. J Res 65, eliminates the requirement for employers of 100 or more from requiring employees to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

  • HR 5935, restricts enforcement of the Covid-19 vaccine requirement for members of the Armed Forces.

Rep. McKinley also issued numerous letters with respect to the inconsistent application of the overreaching Covid-19 vaccine mandate:

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