Hagerty Statement on Supreme Court Blocking Biden’s Vaccine Mandate on Private Businesses

January 13, 2022

WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) today released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court striking down President Biden’s unlawful, top-down Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring private employers with over 100 employees to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing:

“Private business owners and workers can breathe a little easier today following this decision from the Supreme Court. This was a victory for the rule of law, serving as a constitutional check on an Administration that admitted lacking the authority to impose this mandate before doing so anyway for political purposes. I’ve encouraged Tennesseans to strongly consider getting the vaccine, but each person has the right to make that personal choice. This decision protects that right and countless jobs and livelihoods.”