Hoeven Votes to Immediately Terminate COVID-19 National Emergency

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today voted for a resolution to terminate the COVID-19 national emergency declaration and immediately rescind the Biden administration’s expanded authority under the National Emergencies Act. The resolution vote comes as the latest of Hoeven’s ongoing efforts to stop the overreaching federal COVID-19 mandates. 

“Today’s vote was about ensuring the president and his administration stop delaying and put a stop to the unnecessary and burdensome COVID-19 mandates and policies immediately,” said Hoeven. 

Hoeven’s ongoing efforts to stop overreaching federal COVID-19 mandates include:

  • Pressing Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to rescind mandates related to COVID-19.
  • Ending the Defense Department's COVID vaccine mandate in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
  • Voting for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval to repeal the vaccine mandate on private employers.
  • Voting for a CRA to repeal the vaccine mandate for health care workers.
  • Working to prevent the federal employee and contractor mandates, including repeatedly voting to defund the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
  • Cosponsoring legislation to repeal the vaccine and mask mandates for Head Start teachers and volunteers.
  • Pressing U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to stop vaccine mandates for USDA employees.