Wisconsin Representative Thomas Tiffany (R-WI-07) joined the effort to nullify the Biden administration’s COVID vaccine mandate. Tiffany said, “Overreaching federal vaccine mandates will affect 80 million Americans.”

Tiffany joined Fred Keller (R-PA-12) in introducing a “Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to formally disapprove of and nullify President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate imposed on America’s job creators and workers.”

Keller reported that all 50 Republican senators, which would include Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) and 160 Members of the House joined him in his efforts to halt the Biden administration’s COVID vaccine mandate.

A press release from Keller reads, “This issue falls squarely in the jurisdiction of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee on Education and Labor, of which Keller is the Republican Leader. In addition to having the support of every Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, Keller’s resolution has gained more than 160 House cosponsors and counting.”

The resolution reads, “That Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to ‘COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard’ (86 Fed. Reg. 61402 (November 5, 2021)), and such rule shall have no force or effect.”

Tiffany said he wants to work to “nullify Biden’s mandate and ensure that the decision to get vaccinated is up to the individual.” Tiffany has been vocally in opposition to any COVID vaccination mandates, saying, “​​Overreaching vaccine mandates are only worsening our labor shortages.”

The COVID vaccination mandate that was ordered by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been stayed. As of November 17, “the federal agency says that it will no longer pursue private sector vaccine mandates at this time,” The Star News Network reported.

OSHA said in a statement, “The court ordered that OSHA ‘take no steps to implement or enforce’ the ETS ‘until further court order.’ While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation.”

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