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Federal Judge Halts Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

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On Monday a federal judge placed a temporary injunction on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for health care workers at facilities with Medicare and Medicaid affiliations. Judge Matthew Schelp of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri halted the mandate in response to ten states participating in a lawsuit against the federal government. The lawsuit is being led by Missouri attorney general Eric Schmidt.

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National Review reports:

The decision will “ensure that federal agencies do not extend their power beyond the express delegation from Congress,” Schelp wrote in his ruling. “The public would benefit from the preliminary injunction because it would ensure that federal agencies do not extend their power beyond the express delegation from Congress, as already discussed.”
Schmidt lauded the ruling in comments on Twitter.

“The Missouri-led coalition just obtained an injunction HALTING Joe Biden’s CMS Healthcare worker vaccine mandate,” Schmidt wrote. “This was an egregious overreach. We’re fighting back and winning. More to come.”

Schelp’s decision comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which the president tasked with developing the mandate, suspended enforcement of the mandate in November as a result of the Fifth Circuit court’s ruling.

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The Fifth Circuit concluded in its ruling that the law that created OSHA “was not…intended to authorize a workplace safety administration in the deep recesses of the federal bureaucracy to make sweeping pronouncements on matters of public health affecting every member of society.”

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