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Politics Republicans Rejoice as Supreme Court Knocks Down Biden Vaccine Mandate

14:15  17 april  2022
14:15  17 april  2022 Source:   newsweek.com

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The Supreme Court issued a decision today striking down the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test mandate for large private companies.

This ruling comes as a blow to the president's vaccination agenda. Here, U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the November jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House on December 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. © Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images This ruling comes as a blow to the president's vaccination agenda. Here, U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the November jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House on December 03, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Under the proposed rule, which was to be carried out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, companies with more than 100 employees would have been forced to implement a mandate requiring employees to get vaccinated or submit a negative COVID test each week to enter the workplace.

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The measure was widely criticized by Republican lawmakers from its onset, and on Thursday upon announcement of the ruling, a number of the nation's most prominent critics of the measure took to Twitter to celebrate the decision.

"#SCOTUS decision in vaccine mandate case is a big victory for liberty, the rule of law, and the Constitution," Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri wrote in a tweet.

"SCOTUS has halted the Biden administration's OSHA vaccine mandate," Representative Andy Biggs of Arizona tweeted. "This a GREAT step in stopping these mandates for good."

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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