House Republicans Introduce Legislation to Halt President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

By  //  December 9, 2021

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over 150 Republicans in opposing President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate

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(FOX NEWS) – Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., is leading more than 150 Republicans in opposing President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.

The South Carolina congressman recently introduced a resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which is privileged under congressional rules, that will halt the president’s mandate for virtually all healthcare employees by requiring a majority threshold to pass the House and Senate.

“We are concerned that if the Biden Administration moves forward with their vaccine mandate for medical personnel, the resulting staff shortages could actually cost lives instead of saving them,” Duncan said in a Thursday statement. “I initially brought up this concern in September in a letter to President Biden, but it is evident the Biden Administration has not considered the practicality, efficacy, and morality of a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities.”

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an emergency rule on Nov. 4 requiring vaccines for nearly all employees at a wide range of healthcare facilities receiving Medicaid or Medicaid funding.