Democratic Senators Jon Tester (MT) and Joe Manchin (WV) joined Senate Republicans in a vote to repeal Biden’s vaccine mandates. The vote is mostly symbolic, as the House would have to also pass it, and Biden would have to sign it for the law to take effect. Brittany Bernstein report in National Review:
The Senate voted 52-48 on Wednesday to overturn President Joe Biden’s federal vaccine mandate for large businesses in a largely symbolic vote.
Moderate Democratic Senators Jon Tester of Montana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined Republicans to pass the measure, which needed just a simple majority to advance under the Congressional Review Act.
Tester told NBC News he is “not crazy about mandates” ahead of the vote and later said Biden’s rules, which will force businesses with 100 or more employees to require workers to be fully vaccinated or be tested at least once a week, are “burdensome regulations.”
While a number of lawmakers touted the importance of getting vaccinated, they said they would not support forcing Americans to receive the shots, calling such requirements “unconstitutional.”
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