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Forty-One Republican Senators and One Member of the House are Acting to Formally Disapprove OSHA’s ETS Requiring COVID Vaccines

2021-11-04

When published in the Federal Register, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will analyze the disapproval

Forty One Republic senators, led to Mike Braun of Indiana, announced on November 3, 2021 that they are acting to formally disapprove Executive Order 24042 mandating an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employees at private businesses with 100 or more workers to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.  Senator Braun is the ranking member of the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, which has jurisdiction over OSHA. 

The ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protection, Representative Fred Keller, is also moving to disapprove the mandate.  

The senators will use the Congressional Review Act to attempt to overturn the federal agency actions through a joint resolution of disapproval.  Once the ETS is published in the Federal Register the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will analyze the disapproval. 

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