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EXCLUSIVE: TheTop House RepublicanOn the EducationAnd Labor SubcommitteeOn Workforce ProtectionsNext week, we will take steps to block President Biden’s “unconstitutional” coronavirus vaccine mandate.
Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Fred KellerTelled Fox News FridayThis was done in coordination with GOP Sen. Mike BraunOf Indiana, RepublicansWill attempt to use Congressional Review Act to nullify the executive order.
“The Congressional Review ActAs members of Congressto ensure that the executive branch is held accountable for releasing these mandates. We’re also exercising our constitutional authority.” KellerIn an interview with Fox News.
DEMOCRATS’ $1.75 TRILLION BILL COULD MASSIVELY INCREASE FINES AGAINST EMPLOYERS VIOLATING VACCINE MANDATE
Starting Jan. 4, 2022, BidenIn an effort to increase vaccination rates in the U.S., the President has ordered all private companies with more than 100 employees to enforce a vaccine mandate.
“ThisIt is good for workers, their colleagues, their loved ones, and their communities. And it’s also good for the economy,” the president said during an address to the nation Friday.
ButGOP lawmakers are fundamentally opposed to Biden’s actions.
“TheThe federal government is not above the people. StatesMake up the federal government.” KellerTelled Fox News. “ItIt is us, the people, that give the government its power. The government does not give power the people.”
EarlierThis week BraunHe announced that he would be leading at most 42 other Senate RepublicansIn challenging the president’s executive orders.
Fox Newshe learned that the eight other GOP senators include Minority Leader MitchMcConnell also supports the use of the Congressional Review Act to halt the president’s actions, but are awaiting procedural filings.
SENATE REPUBLICANS to FORMALLY DISAPPROVE and NULLIFY BIDENVACCINE MANDATE ABOUT PRIVATE EMPLOYEES
LawmakersThey want to force a “privileged” vote on the HouseAnd SenateThe floors are what it means Republicans will only need to achieve a simple majority to send it to the president’s desk.
ThoughEven if the resolution to disapproval makes it through CongressIt is likely that it will be defeated by a presidential vote.
LawmakersTo override the vote, you would need a two thirds majority vote in each chamber.
ButIt is not easy to overcome disapproval DemocratsFace.
TheEvery member of the will be forced to accept this resolution. CongressModerates may find it difficult to choose which side they support for vaccine mandates. DemocratsFrom traditionally red states like Sens. Joe ManchinOf West VirginiaAnd Krysten SinemaOf Arizona.
Neither Manchinnor Sinema’s office responded to questions from Fox News on their stance regarding the president’s executive order.
“I would hope that anyone who’s looking at this Congressional Review ActThey would see their duty as an honor. Americancitizen and examine the constitutionality of what President Biden” KellerTelled Fox News.
“We’re taking this step to give the freedom back to the American people … and take it from a president that doesn’t have the authority to do this,” Keller added. “We’re standing up for the people that we represent, and we’re standing up for all Americans in making sure their constitutional rights aren’t infringed upon by an overzealous executive.”
Source: Fox News