Tenney reintroduces legislation in Congress against Covid vaccine mandates in workplaces

Posted 26 January 2023 at 9:50 am

Press Release, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney      

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) today reintroduced the Health Freedom for All Act to prevent the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from overstepping its congressional authority by enacting a Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

In September of 2021, the Biden Administration through OSHA attempted to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for employees of businesses with 100 or more employees and require weekly testing for those who remain unvaccinated.

While this mandate was blocked by the Supreme Court, this legislation will stop the Biden Administration from ever attempting a Covid-19 mandate through OSHA again. The bill finally clarifies that under existing law, OSHA does not have the authority to implement rules requiring Americans to undergo Covid-19 vaccinations or testing.

The Health Freedom for All Act was co-sponsored by Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-2), Congressman Bill Posey (FL-8), Congressman Greg Steube (FL-17), Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna (FL-13), Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO-3), and Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-2).

“President Biden’s efforts to force vaccines into the arms of Americans is a complete overreach of the federal government’s power,” Tenney said. “Whether to receive the Covid vaccine should be personal decision, and every American should be free to choose what option is best for them and their families. I’m honored to lead this legislation once again, which reinforces that the government does not have the authority to enforce covid vaccine mandates and limits President Biden’s ability to further abuse our constitution.”