Supreme Court splits on vaccine mandates

You will not be required to get vaccinated by the federal government unless you work in specific capacities in the health care field the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. 


The nation’s highest court ruled 6-3 against requiring employers with more than 100 people to either get vaccinated or get tested weekly. The majority opinion said that neither OSHA nor the U.S. Congress has ever issued such a mandate.


In a closer vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that health care facilities receiving federal funding could still require their employees to get vaccinated. The majority opinion pointed out that the Department of Health and Human Services' core mission is to ensure that the health care providers who care for Medicare and Medicaid patients protect their patients’ health and safety.


Rep. Mike Gallagher applauded the decision. We have his full statement below:

“President Biden’s sweeping health mandate on private employers was a gross abuse of federal power that would have crushed businesses already struggling from the ongoing workforce crisis. The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down this effort is a massive win for freedom and rightly recognizes that a President’s authorities are not limitless.”

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