House Votes To Block Vax Mandate At Health Facilities

The Hill reports:

The measure, introduced by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), calls for stopping the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary from enforcing workplace regulations and standards enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic — including the vaccine mandate — at Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities.

The legislation, titled The Freedom for Health Care Workers Act, passed in a 227-203 vote, with seven Democrats joining Republicans in passing the bill.

With Democrats maintaining control of the Senate and President Biden likely to veto the bill if it were to reach his desk, the vote on Tuesday was largely a symbolic gesture to record GOP opposition to the administration’s COVID policies.

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