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S. 2879: Stop Vaccine Mandates Act


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 28, 2021 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

Do the executive orders exceed the president’s authority?

Context

In September, President Joe Biden issued two executive orders mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for federal contractors and for federal employees. Specifically, federal employees must be vaccinated by November 22, while federal contractors must be vaccinated by December 8.

There are 2.1 million federal employees and about 4.1 million federal contractors.

While those are certainly large numbers, both executive orders took a backseat in the headlines to another far more expansive rule that Biden also proposed the same day, which could affect tens of millions more Americans: mandating employees at private businesses with 100+ employees to either be vaccinated …


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2879

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 28, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A BILL

To provide that Executive Orders 14042 and 14043 shall have no force or effect.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stop Vaccine Mandates Act.

2.

Executive Orders 14042 and 14043

The provisions of Executive Order 14042 (86 Fed. Reg. 50985; relating to ensuring adequate COVID safety protocols for Federal contractors) and Executive Order 14043 (86 Fed. Reg. 50989; relating to requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 vaccination for Federal employees) are rescinded and shall have no force or effect.