ICYMI: Biden Admin Incompetence on Full Display
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2021
COVID vaccines are becoming widely available and President Biden has promised all American adults will be eligible for a vaccine by May, so why is the Biden administration continuing to push a sweeping and rigid COVID-19 regulation in EVERY workplace in America?
As Committee Republicans have warned, this politically-motivated Democrat scheme would tie the hands of employers, forcing them to follow a federal standard that would quickly be outdated as the situation on the ground and the science evolves, resulting in uncertainty for business owners and no improvement in workplace safety and health. Perhaps that’s why Biden’s DOL is dragging its feet on this counterproductive mandate?
In Case You Missed It via Politico Pro, the Biden administration is weeks behind in issuing this unnecessary “emergency” rule while facing a dramatically improved economy and vaccine availability:
Biden administration weeks behind on Covid-19 workplace safety rules
By: Rebecca Rainey
April 7, 2021
(Politico Pro)… Business groups and unions have been bracing for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to release an emergency workplace safety standard…
The rule was expected to at least mandate CDC guidelines on mask wearing, which some industry groups have warned would create headaches for businesses in the states that have already moved to rollback social distancing and mask requirements for businesses…
Business groups are also scratching their heads after broadly expecting the rules.
“I’m as in much of a befuddlement as anyone,” said Marc Freedman, vice president of employment policy at the Chamber of Commerce. "This sounds like Secretary Walsh and the DOL are grappling with what everyone else is seeing — the increasing success of the vaccines raises serious questions about whether an ETS is justified, such as whether employees are still in ‘grave danger,’ and an ETS can be called ‘necessary.’”…
Republicans, who have been broadly opposed to any mandatory safety rules, are criticizing what they see as a mixed message from the administration.
“The Biden administration is speaking out of both sides of its mouth,” said Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), the top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee. “The President claims every adult will be eligible for a vaccine in May and then argues an immediate ‘emergency’ standard is necessary to curb the crisis."
"This politicized process highlights the Biden administration’s blatant incompetence and hypocrisy. The federal government must not add more uncertainty and bureaucratic red tape for job creators, workers, and consumers as we continue to emerge from this crisis.”…
To read the full article in Politico, click here.