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EXCLUSIVE: The House Freedom Caucus is calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., To refuse to fund the executive branch on President Biden’s vaccine tenure.
“President Biden and administration officials have issued on his behalf several executive orders and directives requiring vaccination against COVID-19 under threat of retaliation that will result in loss of livelihood and endanger Americans,” he said. the caucus said in a letter obtained by Fox News on Tuesday.
Lawmakers argued Congress should step in to block executive funding on ordinances, pointing to Biden’s ordinances requiring companies with more than 100 employees to need the vaccine and mandating the vaccine for federal workers.
Letter comes after a federal appeals court reaffirmed his stay on the workplace vaccine mandate, directing the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to “take no action to implement or enforce the mandate until further notice of the court “.
“Federal vaccine mandates will only further divide America and undermine our national security. For example, thousands of men and women in uniform have so far chosen not to meet recent DoD-imposed COVID-19 vaccination requirements. It is absurd to threaten to discharge – honorably or dishonorably – anyone in our military for making that choice, “the letter said.
Other federal agencies that could be negatively affected are customs and border protection and other law enforcement and defense officials, according to the letter.
In addition, at a time when our country’s supply chains are at a breaking point and our country suffers from a labor shortage, reports have indicated that 72% of unvaccinated workers promise to stop if they are ordered to be vaccinated – a number that includes truckers, firefighters, police and health workers, “the letter continued.
Lawmakers have noted that many healthcare facilities across the country are already understaffed, while warrants could result in care homes shutting down completely due to understaffing.
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“Congress Must Oppose These COVID-19 Mandates – OSHA, Federal Employees [including DoD], federal contractors, CMS and others, “said lawmakers.” Please be informed [in advance of the Dec. 3 expiration of the current continuing resolution funding government] that – in addition to any other objections to government funding that we reserve the right to make – we will not vote for a continuing resolution, or any other government funding legislation, as long as the federal mandates on the COVID-19 vaccine remain in place. square. “