BIDEN’S FEDERAL CONTRACTOR VACCINE MANDATE PAUSED IN 3 STATES
Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors is temporarily paused in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. A federal Kentucky court ruled that Biden’s mandate exceeded his authority under federal law and has serious Constitutional concerns. This ruling is temporary but could be made permanent.
Three states sued the Biden administration over the federal contractor vaccine mandate – Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.
Choice quotes are provided below from the Judge’s order, which is attached for your reference:
Biden’s Presidential Power is Limited, and the Vaccine Mandate Exceeds his Power under Federal Law:
“If a vaccination mandate has a close enough nexus to economy and efficiency in federal procurement, then the statute could be used to enact virtually any measure at the president’s whim under the guise of economy and efficiency.” (Author Note: the federal statute referenced is the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (FPASA)).
The judge picked on the Executive Order’s coverage to federal contractors working remotely, which creates an overbroad attempt at forcing vaccines for those working from home. The mandate could violate the Competition in Contracting Act, by failing to provide full and open competition and excluding unvaccinated federal contractors.
“Serious” Constitutional Concerns Raised by the Court:
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