Rep. Rosendale Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate SCOTUS Rulings
Washington, D.C., January 13, 2022
Washington, D.C. – Following the Supreme Court’s rulings in two COVID-19 vaccine mandate cases, Representative Rosendale released the following statement.
Today, in a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden Administration from implementing its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccine mandate on private businesses with 100 or more employees.
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court allowed the Biden Administration to implement its Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine mandate on healthcare workers in facilities that receive federal funds.
“I’m pleased to see the Supreme Court block Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate on private employers and their workers. This is a significant victory for Montana businesses, and the freedom of Montanans to make their own medical decisions. However, no American should be forced to take the vaccine, and the Court only got it half right,” said Representative Rosendale. “I’m extremely disappointed the Supreme Court allowed the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on healthcare workers to go into effect, which will exacerbate healthcare workforce shortages we’re already experiencing in Montana. I will continue to fight the Biden Administration’s overreach and authoritarian COVID-19 vaccine mandates wherever they arise.”