December 08, 2021
Manchin Bill To Overturn Private Business Vaccine Mandate Gets Bipartisan Senate Vote
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the bipartisan vote on his bill to overturn the federal government vaccine mandate for private businesses.
“I have always supported a vaccine mandate for federal employees and the military because maintaining the essential services and military readiness the federal government provides is a matter of national importance. However, I do not support any government vaccine mandate for private businesses. It is not the place of the federal government to tell private business owners how to protect their employees from COVID-19 and operate their businesses. We should incentivize, not penalize, private employers to encourage vaccination among their employees. That is why I cosponsored the bill and voted last night to overturn the federal government vaccine mandate for private businesses. I have received both vaccine doses and a booster shot, and I continue to urge every West Virginian and American to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their loved ones.”
West Virginians can find information on the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination sites here.
Bill text can be found here.
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