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The executive order made by President Joe Biden, which mandates COVID-19 vaccines for every federal worker, will not apply to Congress members, the federal court system, nor their staff members.

On Thursday, Biden’s order that requires federal workers and contractors to get the COVID-19 vaccine drops the choice of doing regular testing. However, it allows exemptions for religious reasons or for those with disabilities. Additionally, this order only applies to workers in the executive branch of government. Therefore, everyone from the legislative or judicial branches is exempt, according to the White House, as reported by Fox News.

New Executive Order Doesn’t Apply to Congress and Courts

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said back in April that Congress does not have the ability to mandate the vaccine among its members. She further stated that this was “a matter of privacy.” In August, she hinted that she would consider mandating the vaccine when the Food and Drug Administration grants it full approval. However, it seems the House Speaker has not revisited this matter ever since the FDA gave Pfizer’s Cominarty vaccine its approval late last month.

On August 3, several House Democrats collectively sent a letter to Dr. Brain Monahan, the Attending Physician of Congress, requesting for him to require Congress members and their staffers to get vaccinated. Alternatively, they asked for COVID-19 testing two times a week. At the time of writing, it remains unclear how many Senate and House members are still unvaccinated. However, many estimate this number to be quite low.

As part of the plan Biden announced on Thursday, he said companies employing 100 people or more will need to require vaccines or the weekly COVID-19 testing based on a forthcoming emergency order made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Labor Department. This will apply to over 80 million private-sector workers. According to the Biden administration, companies who fail or refuse to comply can face fines close to $14,000.

Following this announcement, many Republican Party members have criticized the order and called it unconstitutional.

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  • David says:

    Nothing sinister about this! Now we know for sure the’re not vaxxed.

  • Mark Hiatt says:

    Its time to overthrow this fucking government

  • Su says:

    This is a load of crap!!!! Why does the upper crust are exempt and want us “Common Folks” to get forced vaccines!!!!

  • AmericWakeUpNow says:

    If that doesn’t speak volumes about the agenda at hand, then nothing does!!!

  • Billy W says:

    Here we see the Dictator at his best. But Congress say’s no to him. Biden and his Sicialist/Communist regeime must be removed all of them.

  • Bob says:

    It is time for all Americans to stand up for their rights before its to late. All of them dum ass that dont know one thing about running a country need to get out.Biden is like a Hitler along with his regeime has to be taken out of office before its to late.

  • Stuart D Wagner says:

    Iv been warning everyone I know that the NAZI’s are coming back. They have been in hiding since the
    end of WW II. We allowed this to happen. Will not stand for this Treachery and Traitors.

  • KissMyRebelAss says:

    I guess DC must have a “covid force field” surrounding it? How else would you explain the fact that Congress AND the Courts are exempt? This article didn’t mention that CDC, FDA, USPS, and ILLEGALS are all exempt as well.
    SOLID, IRREFUTABLE PROOF this has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with “health”, and is about power.

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