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President Biden’s objective to get a federal vaccine mandate in play by Jan. 4 has been temporarily blocked after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit assessed that the mandate posed “grave statutory and constitutional issues.”
Celebration of the appeals court’s decision was spearheaded by Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Lone Star state, joining 26 other states that were against requiring businesses of 100 or more employees to require proof of vaccination for its workers, or subjecting them to weekly testing, per The Hill‘s reporting.
State officials opposed to Biden’s vaccination ruling, which was filed under OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), warned that subjecting businesses to these standards would lead to a continuation in labor shortages and could be a death sentence for businesses that infringe on the regulation — which would warrant a nearly $150,000 fine, per infringement.
“Yesterday, I sued the Biden Admin over its unlawful OSHA vax mandate,” Paxton announced on Saturday. “WE WON. Just this morning, citing ‘grave statutory and constitutional issues,’ … The fight is not over and I will never stop resisting this Admin’s unconstitutional overreach!”
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined the celebration following the Fifth Circuit’s announcement to stay the mandate — though the battle to keep the Democrats’ plans on imposing a federal vaccine requirement still persists.
“Its unlawful mandate will cause injuries and hardship to working families, inflict economic disruption and staffing shortages on the States and private employers, and impose even greater strains on struggling labor markets and supply chains.”
On Friday, anonymous employees from Procter & Gamble released a video warning of dire shortages in good and labor expected in the coming months — due to the thousands of workers that are expected to be cut over not being vaxxed.
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