WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) voted with all her Republican colleagues, as well as two Democrats on Wednesday to repeal President Biden’s unlawful vaccine mandate on private employers.
“Every weekend, when I am back in Wyoming, people approach me concerned about how President Biden’s vaccine mandates could affect them,” Senator Lummis said. “I am vaccinated, and I encourage people around Wyoming to talk to their doctors about getting the vaccine, but they should not be forced to do so by a federal mandate. Businesses are already facing labor shortages, and families are faced with higher prices for every day necessities. This vaccine mandate only exacerbates those issues. I am pleased this measure passed the Senate, but we must keep fighting until the vaccine mandate is gone once and for all.”
On September 8, President Joe Biden announced a vaccine mandate for Americans who work at companies with more than 100 employees. This mandate would force 80 million private sector employees to get vaccinated or comply with weekly testing, in addition to the existing mandates on millions of federal workers and contractors.
The mandate repeal will now go to the House of Representatives for a vote.
Click here to watch Senator Lummis’s remarks on vaccine mandates.