Top Republicans in both the House and Senate have finally coordinated their effort, launching an all out official challenge on Wednesday to Biden’s egregious executive order, mandating that all private businesses that employ 100 workers or more enforce vaccine-or-testing requirements or face heavy fines.
Republican Congressmen Fred Keller, the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, is leading the charge along with 160 House Republicans to counter the administrations destructive mandate that will further damage America’s fragile economy along with rising inflation and a growing supply chain crisis.
Meanwhile, in the upper chamber, Senate Republicans are simultaneously attempting to forge legislation that would also attempt to block Biden’s reckless mandate.
Keller told Fox News; “We’re fighting for the American people. This covers people that went to work every day during the pandemic and provided the goods and services that we need as a free society to be successful.”
Adding; “The problem is, it seems like the administration no longer appreciates all the people that get the work done every day, but instead wants to impose their idea of what they should be doing,” he added. “The administration thinks that they know what’s better for America than Americans do.”
By joining forces and coordinating their efforts, Keller along with his Republican counterpart Senator Mike Braun, who is also spearheading the effort in the senate by introducing a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act that would hopefully override Biden’s executive order.
Currently, over 84 million hard working Americans would either submit to the mandate or face termination, under the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), guidelines.
Also, businesses that either refuse to comply or fail to enforce the government’s draconian decree are subject to fines as high as $14,000 per infraction.
Along with Indiana Senator Braun, 49 other Republican Senator’s have also joined the fight, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who’s moving to strike down the rule mandating that private businesses comply with the government mandate.
All 50 Senate Republicans are united against President Biden's vaccine mandate for private businesses.— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) November 17, 2021
Today we're filing our formal challenge to this federal overreach today, setting up a simple-majority, filibuster-proof vote as soon as early December.https://t.co/E0UApu7G6b
“President Biden’s vaccine mandate is an unconstitutional invasion of what should be a personal medical decision for every American and an affront to the rights of 80 million American workers,” Braun told Fox News. “Today, my Republican colleagues and I will formally challenge this federal overreach, and I urge the Senate to vote in favor of this disapproval resolution when it comes to the Floor for a filibuster-proof, simple-majority vote in early December.”
The law stipulates that the Congressional Review Act (CRA) can be used by Congress to override certain federal agency regulations and actions through a joint resolution of disapproval.
The guidelines in overriding a presidential executive order requires the approval of 218 lawmakers in advance of the resolution, meaning, that 5 Democrats would need to cross party lines.
If the resolution should make it to Biden’s desk he would most likely veto it. However, for lawmakers to override Biden’s veto, they would need to secure a two-thirds majority vote, which is highly unlikely.
The only true course in ending Biden’s mandate would most likely come from a Supreme Court ruling, before the January 4th deadline, which would hopefully put an end to Biden’s unconstitutional decree.