The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –
Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger has introduced the Blocking Joseph Robinette Biden’s Overreaching Vaccine Mandates Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
If passed, this bill would prohibit the Federal Government from requiring private sector and Federal employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine against their will.
Harshbarger said, “The recent vaccine mandates by President Biden are nothing short of authoritarian government overreach that infringe upon our American civil liberties. The Biden administration has revealed that this isn’t about COVID-19, it’s about control.”
“Americans have rightfully lost their trust in President Biden to provide accurate guidance when it comes to COVID-19 as he continues to put politics over science. I’m all for fighting COVID and keeping Americans healthy and safe, and we should use all scientific clinical tools and protections available. But vaccine mandates are not the answer,” Harshbarger said, “That’s why I introduced the Blocking Joseph Robinette Biden’s Overreaching Vaccine Mandates Act in the House of Representatives.”
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Original co-sponsors are U.S. Representatives Buddy Carter (GA-01), Bill Posey (FL-08), Yvette Herrell (NM-02), John Rutherford (FL-04), Ron Estes (KS-04), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), and Michael Guest (MS-03).
On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced he will impose sweeping new national COVID vaccine mandates that are likely to face a number of legal challenges from governors, employers, unions and other stakeholder groups.
President Biden’s executive actions that are expected to take effect within the next several weeks would:
- Require an estimated 4 million federal employees and contractors — including remote workers — to be fully vaccinated, with no alternative option for periodic COVID testing, or they may face job termination;
- Require more than 50,000 health care facilities that accept Medicare or Medicaid funding to vaccinate their employees (about 17 million people nationwide), or risk losing federal funding.
- Through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), require private employers with 100 or more employees to mandate that their workforce be vaccinated against Covid-19 or tested weekly for the virus. Should the Federal government find noncompliance with this mandate, employers could face massive punitive fines of up to $14,000 per violation.
The full text of the bill can be found HERE.
About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career. Most recently, he served as Deputy Directory for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History. Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com