Hoeven Joins Bicameral Effort Urging Supreme Court to Block Biden Administration's Vaccine Mandate on Private Employers

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven joined a bicameral effort, led by Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), opposing the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate on private employers in an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case. Specifically, the members of Congress filed an amicus brief arguing that Congress did not give the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the authority to impose a vaccine mandate and urging the court to stay the mandate. The full text of the brief can be read here

This comes as part of Hoeven’s efforts to push back on this overreach by the Biden administration. Hoeven previously helped introduce and voted to advance a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval against the vaccine mandate for private businesses. A CRA resolution is the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule. The resolution passed the Senate on a bipartisan vote last month.

“President Biden’s vaccine mandate on private employers is a clear violation of individual rights and goes far beyond any authority granted by Congress,” said Hoeven “The Supreme Court should act swiftly to prevent the Biden administration from enforcing this requirement.”

In addition to Hoeven and Braun, the recently-filed brief was signed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senators John Barrasso, Marsha Blackburn, Roy Blunt, John Boozman, Richard Burr, Shelley Moore Capito, Bill Cassidy, Tom Cotton, John Cornyn, Kevin Cramer, Mike Crapo, Ted Cruz, Steven Daines, Joni Ernst, Deb Fischer, Lindsey O. Graham, Chuck Grassley, Bill Hagerty, Josh Hawley, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Jim Inhofe, Ron Johnson, John Kennedy, James Lankford, Cynthia Lummis, Mike Lee, Roger Marshall, Jerry Moran, Lisa Murkowski, Rand Paul, Rob Portman, James E. Risch, Mike Rounds, Marco Rubio, Ben Sasse, Rick Scott, Tim Scott, Richard C. Shelby, Dan Sullivan, John Thune, Thom Tillis, Patrick Toomey, Roger Wicker and Todd Young.