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OPINION: Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate is unconstitutional

By Claudia Tenney


OSHA lacks authority to issue its rule

This Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule [imposing the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on U.S. businesses employing more than 100 workers] far exceeds the boundaries of executive authority. President Biden has made the decision to render our constitutional guardrails completely irrelevant. It is truly the point of no return for this administration, and the rule will further exacerbate an already disastrous labor crisis.

I introduced the Health Freedom for All Act in Congress to stop this mandate and I will not stop fighting until this unconstitutional move is fully reversed.

Congressman Jim Banks (R–IN) and I introduced the Health Freedom for All Act in September to prevent the Biden Administration from enacting this mandate. The bill clarifies that under current law, OSHA lacks authority to issue any rule that would require Americans to undergo COVID-19 vaccinations or testing. 

I also introduced the Employment Freedom for All Act which would annul non-compete agreements between workers who are fired for not receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and their employers.  

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R–New Hartford), 60, represents the 22nd Congressional District of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district encompasses all of Oneida, Madison, Chenango, and Cortland counties, most of Broome County, and portions of Herkimer, Oswego, and Tioga counties. This article is drawn and edited  from a statement that Tenney issued on Nov. 4.

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