Senator Marsha Blackburn Introduces Resolution to Oppose Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

Marsha Blackburn and Roger Marshall


Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) on Thursday introduced a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) against President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.

If fully enacted, the resolution would stop the Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from implementing the mandate that impacts almost all healthcare employees and would prevent any similar rule in the future.

“Biden’s sweeping vaccine mandates punish essential workers who put their lives on the line to serve their communities,” said Senator Blackburn. “Tennessee’s healthcare workers should not be fired from showing up to work and providing lifesaving care. This resolution will stop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from firing the nurses, doctors, and medical professionals that care for the elderly, poor, and most vulnerable.”

Specifically, the mandate would have required the staff members of certain types of Medicare and Medicaid healthcare providers across the country to receive the first coronavirus vaccine by December 6, 2021, and the second by January 4, 2022.

The mandate has been temporarily paused in 25 states due to rulings by federal courts in Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas.

“The Biden Administration’s CMS vaccine mandate is a slap in the face to the hard-working men and women who never took a day off in the frontline fight of the COVID-19 battle. These heroes of the pandemic are being fired for choosing not to take the COVID vaccine, despite many of them having immunity through natural infection. As a physician, I’m confident the vaccine has saved lives; however, whether to receive it is a personal choice between individuals and their doctor – not mandated via executive actions,” added Senator Marshall.

Because of the number of cosponsors, the Senate is required to bring the legislation to a Floor vote.

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5 Thoughts to “Senator Marsha Blackburn Introduces Resolution to Oppose Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers”

  1. 83ragtop50

    Do-nothing Marsh at it again.

  2. John

    Another empty proposal from an empty suit politician. She knows this legislation doesn’t have a snowball’s chance making it to the floor for a vote. And by chance it does and passes, it’s DOA in the House. All Marsha is doing is generating a fake resume to run on for re-election.

    Don’t forget folks, when the vote actually mattered, she waffled as a Representative on repeal and replacing Obamacare.

  3. Mark Knofler

    Wow, I’m sure that will be met with enthusiasm. Marsha is the Queen of useless resolutions. #VotetheBumsOut!

  4. Nancy

    That is great Marsha is supporting this legislation! Why doesn’t Marsha support a balance Duffey amendment for the federal government? Why is she silent on RINO Mitch McConnell support g the Biden administration raising the debt ceiling snd social programs? Marsha needs to be primaried! She has been in Congress since 2003 and has become a swamp creature! She is out if touch with hardworking Tennesseans! We need term limits and debt retirement benefits for congressional members! Members of Congress get very wealthy while serving the n Congress with insider trading information! Look at Nancy Pelosi she goes to Congress as an average American now she is worth over 100million! It is disgusting!

  5. Ms Independent

    She needs to oppose mandate for ALL businesses!