The following Press Release was sent out by Congressman Russ Fulcher (R). Press Releases sent out by elected officials do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
WASHINGTON, DC— Shortly after the Department of Labor announced their rule mandating vaccines for businesses with over 100 employees, Congressman Fulcher and his Republican colleagues in the Education and Labor Committee led the effort to introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) to nullify OSHA’s new emergency temporary standard mandating vaccines for private sector employers.
The CRA includes 155 total Members cosponsoring on the House side and is joined by a companion bill led by Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) in the Senate with all 50 Republican Senators as cosponsors.
Congressman Fulcher commented, “The Congressional Review Act is an important tool to provide legislative oversight regarding rulemaking of executive agency bureaucrats who were not elected and are not held accountable by their constituents. This rule impacts not only the independence of our private businesses, but also the confidential and private nature of our health decisions. I join my Idaho constituents and our lawmakers back home in fighting against this unconstitutional federal intrusion into our lives.”
The Congressional Review Act is a tool used by Congress to exercise oversight, and potentially undo, regulations created by a federal agency. This has the potential to force a vote on the issue, ensuring Members of Congress are officially on the record and held accountable. Once the CRA is introduced, it is referred to the committee of jurisdiction, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in the Senate, and in the House, the Education and Labor Committee where Congressman Fulcher serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Workforce Investment.
Congressman Fulcher has been very active on this issue, sending letters and leading committee hearings to demonstrate the negative impact of President Biden’s mandate—particularly on our Border Patrol Agents and firefighters who join many other life-saving and law-enforcement careers being affected by this mandate.
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