Foxx Blasts Egregious Federal Vaccine Mandate For Private Businesses
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 4, 2021
WASHINGTON – Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “emergency” rule requiring private companies to enforce a COVID-19 vaccine-and-testing mandate:
“Biden wants the federal government to control every aspect of American workers’ and business owners’ lives. But at every turn, this administration is making their lives worse. From worker shortages to rampant inflation and a broken supply chain, job creators are already paying the price for Biden’s poor leadership. Job creators should not be forced to become the vaccine-and-testing police for him, too.
"Biden’s coercive mandate will create substantial uncertainty, outrageous costs, and unforeseen liabilities. We need to empower businesses and workers to make the decisions that are best for them, not Washington.
“Playing Russian Roulette with Americans’ freedoms will not end well.”
NOTE: Committee Republicans, led by Workforce Protections Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Keller (R-PA), plan to introduce immediately a Congressional Review Act resolution to nullify OSHA’s “emergency” rule when it is received by Congress.