State Rep. Steve Carra today celebrated a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court against the Biden administration’s unconstitutional workplace mandate requiring millions of workers to be vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19.
The ruling stayed a mandate issued by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to require all workers to be vaccinated or tested weekly for any employer with at least 100 employees.
“The Biden administration wanted to force people to be vaccinated against their will, circumventing Congress to impose an ill-conceived, one-size-fits-all mandate,” said Carra, of Three Rivers. “Freedom was under attack for workers across the country. While it is unfortunate that the Supreme Court did not extend these protections for health care workers, this is a step in the right direction to preserve our constitutionally protected freedoms. If hospitals are short-staffed and unable to provide necessary care, we will know the reason why.”
Carra and his colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives filed a brief arguing against the OSHA mandate when the case was in the circuit court.
In 2020, Carra introduced a bipartisan plan in the Legislature to prevent state and local vaccine mandates.
“I’ve vigorously opposed coercive vaccine mandates from the very beginning, and I’ll continue to stand up for our fundamental human rights,” Carra said.
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