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Issa Statement on Federal Court Halting Biden Vaccine Mandate

November 16, 2021

"Thankfully, the 5th Circuit has granted temporary reprieve from the Biden Administration's illegal COVID vaccine workplace mandate. Final determinative judgment can't come soon enough as this mandate will force personal health outcomes on 84 million Americans while costing businesses an average of nearly $25,000 in compliance costs next year.  The court is correct to note the grave statutory and constitutional issues that underly this order, which is why I am supportive of Congress taking definitive action to protect American workers, businesses, non-profits and religious organizations from Washington overreach. 

"The vaccines produced in record time thanks to the private sector and Operation Warp Speed are extraordinary tools to fight COVID. According to the CDC, more than 193 million Americans are already fully vaccinated, and it is widely available to vulnerable populations. Americans should continue to inform themselves and make the health choices that are right for them."

Darrell Issa is the Representative of California’s 50th Congressional District. The District encompasses the central and northeastern parts of San Diego County and a portion of Riverside County, including the communities of Fallbrook, San Marcos, Valley Center, Ramona, Escondido, Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, Temecula, and the mountain and desert areas of the San Diego-Imperial County line. Issa served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from 2011-2015.