Joni Ernst

12/08/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/08/2021 22:11

Ernst Backs Bipartisan Measure Throwing Out Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) backed a bipartisan effort that passed the Senate today to throw out President Biden's vaccine mandate on private companies.

"Iowans should make the decisions about their own health care-not the federal government-and President Biden's heavy-handed federal mandate takes that freedom away from Iowans," said Senator Joni Ernst. "I'm vaccinated, and I encourage others to get vaccinated, but Washington shouldn't force this decision on hardworking Americans."

The measure under the Congressional Review Act (CRA)-a tool that allows Congress to overturn executive branch rules-blocks President Biden's mandate for private companies to require vaccines or burdensome testing requirements for employees.