Is The Biden Admin ‘Finally Withdrawing’ Its Vaccine Mandate Rule?

The Supreme Court has overturned the Biden Administration’s regulation requiring immunizations for corporations with more than 100 employees. The regulation did not fall under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s authority, according to the court.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labor released a regulation that would have forced firms with 100 or more employees to vaccinate their staff against the coronavirus. The agency overstepped its jurisdiction in doing so, and the regulation has now been removed at least temporarily.

However, nothing prevents OSHA from making the demand a permanent regulation. The process would take much longer, at least a year, maybe two, but it would continue. It’s far more difficult to repeal a permanent government rule than to repeal an interim one.

Moreover, First Liberty Institute, which represented three Christian ministries in their challenge to the requirement, was outraged by OSHA’s decision to continue the campaign to make the demand a permanent regulation. In a statement, OSHA stated, “the agency is prioritizing its resources to focus on developing a permanent COVID-19 Healthcare Standard.” Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, and Chief Counsel of the First Liberty Institute commented on the news.

The agency’s responsibility to safeguard employees is broad, and it’s unusual for the Supreme Court to decide that OSHA’s worker protection laws are unconstitutional. Congress has not enacted a bill imposing a countrywide immunization requirement for employees.

The vaccine or test demand is being pushed by a government agency of unaccountable officials who promulgated it. It is problematic because government agencies have an uneasy relationship with the Constitution. No one can deny that the vaccination mandate has legal power and effect. It now jeopardizes the livelihoods of millions of Americans. Therefore it is claimed that efforts to “rein in the bureaucracy” have had minimal effectiveness. Every agency is headed by people who believe their power is impregnable.