January 26, 2022

Senate passes resolution to ban Biden’s vaccine mandates for businesses

The Senate passed a resolution on Wednesday to repeal President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private businesses.

The 52-48 vote included all 50 Republican senators. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana also joined GOP members in the vote.

Despite the victory in the Senate, the resolution is unlikely to succeed in the Democrat-controlled House. Even if enough Democrats join to pass the resolution there, Biden is likely to veto the bill.

Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun led the challenge using the Congressional Review Act that allows Congress to review the president’s executive orders.

The move comes as multiple companies have sued the Biden administration over the mandate. Courts have ruled in favor of a temporary injunction until the case is decided in court.

The controversial mandates have angered many Americans, showing a strong push back against Biden’s government overreach.

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