NEWS & ANALYSIS

Senate Republicans Vote to Strike Down Biden Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers


Senate Republicans on Wednesday voted to strike down Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. 

In a 49 to 44 vote, the Senate approved the effort to get rid of the mandate, a vote they were able to force under the Congressional Review Act, per The Hill.

Even though no Democrats voted alongside Republicans, they were able to move it through the Senate due to absences. 

Indeed, six Democratic senators missed the vote. 

As previously reported by Human Events News, in January, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration withdrew its vaccine mandate for workers at companies with 100 or more employees, but the Supreme Court allowed the mandate to remain in place for healthcare workers.

The effort to get rid of the mandate faces a tough road ahead, as the Congressional Review Act does not set up the same fast-track process in the House as it does in the Senate. 

If it makes it to Biden’s desk, Democrats expect he would veto it.