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The Big Picture
Our Constitution establishes three co-equal branches of government, each with a unique and separate role. The legislature’s responsibility is to write laws, the executive’s responsibility is to execute laws, and the judiciary’s responsibility is to interpret laws. Unfortunately, this basic civics lesson seems lost on President Joe Biden.
Despite his campaign promises, President Biden is choosing to govern not as a moderate unifier but rather as a far-left radical. His decision to mandate vaccines for tens of millions of Americans is nothing short of gross executive overreach. It is far past time that Congress reclaims its constitutional role as legislator and stands up against this unlawful and invasive vaccine mandate.
Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) and Fred Keller (PA-12) are doing just that by introducing a joint resolution to nullify President Biden’s vaccine mandate. Every member of the Republican conference in both chambers is currently supporting S. J. Res. 29 and H. J. Res. 65, the joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of ‘‘COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard’’. The resolution was fast-tracked through the Senate and passed with a bipartisan majority on December 8th.
Why it Matters
The decision of whether or not to take the COVID-19 vaccine should be left up to the individual, not unelected bureaucrats in the Biden administration. This joint resolution provides lawmakers with an opportunity to go on record against President Biden’s executive overreach and nullify his unlawful vaccine mandate.
Currently, all 50 Republican Senators are signed on in support of this legislation and 207 cosponsors in the House of Representatives. We hope to see more members cosponsor this common-sense legislation moving forward. FreedomWorks is including support for the joint resolution to nullify President Biden’s unlawful vaccine mandate on our 2021 scorecard.