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Simpson Cosponsors Bill to Stop Funding for Biden Vaccine Mandate

Simpson Cosponsors Bill to Stop Funding for Biden Vaccine Mandate

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has signed on as an original cosponsor of H.R. 5811, the “No Vaccine Mandate Act,” a bill to block enforcement of the Biden Administration’s sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers.  Introduced Tuesday, this straightforward legislation would prohibit the use of federal Fiscal Year 2022 funds for any activity related to a rule requiring a COVID-19 vaccination. 

“President Biden continues to show that he doesn’t trust the American people to make their own medical decisions,” said Simpson.  “The federal government has no business mandating vaccines for employees of private businesses, and the No Vaccine Mandate Act will prevent federal overreach and allow Idahoans to do what is best for their families.”

Specifically, H.R. 5811 stipulates that “none of the funds made available by [the Fiscal Year 2022 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act] may be used to develop, implement, administer, or enforce any rule that requires COVID–19 vaccination.”

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