Hoeven Votes to Strike Down Biden Vaccine Mandate on Private Businesses

Senator Cosponsored Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval to Nullify OSHA Mandate

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today voted to strike down President Biden’s vaccine mandate on private businesses. Hoeven joined Senator Mike Braun in filing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval, the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule, against the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for private businesses. At a press conference today, Hoeven outlined the impacts of the Biden vaccine mandate on private businesses, and urged his colleagues to support the CRA. Following the press conference, the Senate passed the CRA to strike down the Biden administration’s mandate on private employers.

“The Biden administration’s mandate on private businesses to force their workers to get vaccinated is government overreach and infringes on individual rights,” said Hoeven. “While the OSHA mandate has been temporarily halted by the courts, this CRA is essential to showing the president that there is broad, bipartisan opposition to this sort of federal overreach.”

The CRA, which was cosponsored by all Senate Republicans, will now go to the House of Representatives.

Click here to watch Senator Hoeven speaking at the press conference.