The United States Supreme Court has thrown out one of President Biden’s vaccination warrants while upholding another.
Today, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration from implementing its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccination mandate on businesses companies with 100 or more employees.
However, 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 at facilities receiving federal funds.
Reactions came from Montana Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale.
Daines said, “President Biden’s tenure in the private sector is an extreme federal overreach, and I’m glad to see the Supreme Court step in to clarify that. Biden’s mandate on private business would have forced Montanese out of work and forced some businesses to close. Although I am pro-vaccine, I am strongly anti-mandate. It should be a decision between Montanese and their doctor, not the federal government,” Daines said. “I am disappointed that the Court did not block Biden’s vaccination mandate for healthcare workers. This mandate threatens to close hospitals in Montana and limit patient access to essential care. I will continue to work in Congress to protect our healthcare heroes from this harmful mandate. »
Rosendale had a similar reaction to both decisions.
“I am thrilled to see the Supreme Court block Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate on private employers and their workers. This is an important victory for Montana businesses and the freedom of Montana residents to make their own medical decisions. However, no American should be coerced into taking the vaccine, and the court is only half right,” Rep. Rosendale said. ‘I am extremely disappointed that the Supreme Court has allowed the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate on healthcare workers to take effect, which will exacerbate the healthcare worker shortages we are already experiencing in the world. Montana. I will continue to fight the Biden administration’s excessive and overbearing COVID-19 vaccine mandates, wherever they arise.
KGVO has not heard from Montana senior senator Jon Tester on the matter.