Just this week, Congressman Barry Moore (R-AL02) joined a letter to GOP House and Senate leadership that pledges to oppose any government appropriations measure that funds the enforcement of vaccine mandates.
“Since day one, I have strongly opposed President Biden’s vaccine mandates that threaten the freedoms of every American,” said Moore. “Republicans must take a stand against President Biden and House Democrats who believe it’s more important to force their radical agenda on the American people instead of fulfilling basic duties of Congress like funding the government. I will not support a federal government funding bill that funds unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandates.”
Federal funding expires after February 18. Moore has previously opposed continuing resolutions (CRs) that allow what he calls “the Biden administration’s reckless and dangerous vaccine mandates” to be funded. President Biden has unilaterally imposed five separate COVID-19 vaccine mandates, four of which are still in place and continue to directly impact millions of Americans.
Many people object to the vaccine mandates on constitutional and personal liberty grounds. Others are fearful of the vaccine itself.
The armed forces have already begun discharging soldiers and sailors who refused the vaccine. Some hospitals have already begun firing employees who will not get the vaccine. The Biden administration is requiring that all government contractors, federal employees, and healthcare providers who accept Medicare and Medicaid payments receive the shots.
The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Biden administration OSHA regulation requiring that all large employers require that their employees all be vaccinated. Following the Supreme Court ruling, the administration has withdrawn that regulation.
Congressman Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) said on social media, “The most concerning part is that it took the Supreme Court to stop something so blatantly unconstitutional.”
The U.S. recently surpassed $30 trillion in national debt. A new CR is needed to keep the government funded as it is increasingly rare for Congress to pass an actual budget.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has already taken the lives of 917,600 Americans, including 17,215 Alabamians.
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