OSHA’s Withdrawal of the Vaccine ETS Doesn’t Go Far Enough
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2022
Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Biden administration withdrew its emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring millions of private sector workers to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine or test weekly. Yet the administration failed to withdraw its proposed rule, setting the stage for another tyrannical vaccine mandate in the next few months.
“The Biden administration’s authoritarian vaccine-or-test mandate was a massive power grab that violated the separation of powers and the individual freedom of American workers.
“The fact that OSHA has finally rescinded its ETS after the Supreme Court ruled against it is welcome news, but the Biden administration must close the door on this tyrannical mandate by abandoning consideration of a proposed final standard to turn America’s job creators into the vaccine-and-testing police.
“We should allow our business owners and workers to get our economy back on track—not force them to carry out the will of Washington bureaucrats.”