@EdLaborGOP Introduce Resolution to Block OSHA’s Permanent Pandemic Regulations
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 17, 2021
WASHINGTON – Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) joined every Republican Committee Member in cosponsoring a Congressional Review Act resolution, introduced by Workforce Protections Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Keller (R-PA), to nullify the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccine-and-testing mandate for American employers and employees.
The Biden administration’s unprecedented mandate, which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently found to be likely unlawful and unconstitutional, constitutes a vast government overreach into the private sector. Further, it will continue to exacerbate the pain of Biden’s economic crises on job creators, who will be forced to lay off skilled employees when 7.4 million Americans are out of work.
“If I weren’t so concerned about our economic future, the irony would amuse me: a President who claims to be a jobs creator is implementing policies that dictate who businesses can and cannot retain as employees. By supporting this CRA, Republicans are sending a strong message that free people and free markets should never be conquered by fearmongering and federal overreach,” said Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx.
“The broad support that our Congressional Review Act resolution has garnered sends a clear message to President Biden: The American people are fed up with the mandates and government control. Our nation faces a host of crises created by this administration, including supply chain challenges and skyrocketing costs for everyday goods and services. President Biden’s illegal vaccine mandate is crippling for Main Street job creators and workers. We will continue to do everything we can to oppose this authoritarian rule,” said Workforce Protections Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Keller.