The Insider reports:
Every Republican US senator and two Democratic senators — Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana — voted Wednesday to overturn President Joe Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for private businesses with more than 100 employees.
Biden announced in September that OSHA would require large companies to ensure all their employees were fully vaccinated by January 4 or have them tested on a weekly basis and masked in the workplace.
Wednesday’s vote is all but certain to fail in actually reversing the policy, however, as the measure lacked veto-proof support and is unlikely to pass in the House at all.
52-48, Senate passed #SJRes29; A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by @USDOL relating to “COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard”. (#489) https://t.co/SOmYJ3Dv4t
— U.S. Senate Floor (@SenateFloor) December 9, 2021
BREAKING: U.S. Senate votes 52-48 to pass a resolution to repeal President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers. The bill moves to the House, where it faces an uphill battle. https://t.co/uIjSMCNc4M
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 9, 2021