Congressman Dunn Applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Block President Biden’s Aggressive Vaccine Mandate for Private Businesses
Jan 13 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (Florida-02) released a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to block President Biden’s recent mandate requiring private businesses with 100 or more employees to be fully vaccinated or get tested weekly.
“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court made the right decision in blocking President Biden’s aggressive COVID-19 vaccine mandate. I highly recommend the COVID-19 vaccine; however, this is not a decision to be made by the federal government,” said Congressman Dunn. “Right now, hardworking Americans are grappling with the highest inflation rate in forty years, and our workforce is struggling thanks to President Biden’s failed leadership and job-killing policies. The last thing America needs is an overreaching mandate that further hurts our economy.”
In addition to this decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is permitted to require health care workers at facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid to be fully vaccinated, except for those with medical or religious exemptions. Congressman Dunn remains opposed to the CMS vaccine mandate. In a previous statement, he said, “the unnecessary strain on our health care industry is horribly shortsighted and will result in reduced access to care, which is the last thing we need right now.”