Hoeven Votes to Strike Down Biden Vaccine Mandate on Health Care Workers

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today voted to strike down President Biden’s vaccine mandate on health care workers. Hoeven joined Senator Roger Marshall in introducing the legislation, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval to eliminate the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate on health care workers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule required that all Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers force their staff be fully vaccinated. The Senate voted 49-44 to approve the CRA, which would eliminate the CMS rule and prevent the administration from putting forward any similar rule. The CRA will now go to the House of Representatives.

“The Biden administration’s vaccine mandate on health care workers is another example of government overreach,” said Hoeven. “Our CRA strikes down this rule and will prevent any similar mandate in the future. The American people should be able to choose for themselves whether they receive the vaccine, not be forced to by the federal government.”

In addition to repealing the health care worker mandate, Hoeven has worked to stop the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates, including:

  • Voting for a CRA to repeal the vaccine mandate on private employers, which was subsequently overturned by the Supreme Court.
  • Working to prevent the federal employee and contractor mandates, including repeatedly voting to defund the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
  • Pressing the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary to stop vaccine mandates for USDA employees.
  • Cosponsoring legislation to repeal the vaccine and mask mandates for Head Start teachers and volunteers.