Wicker Urges President to Reconsider Vaccine Mandate

October 27, 2021

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today sent a letter to President Joseph R. Biden urging him to cease action immediately on his order to require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to implement a rule requiring all private employers with 100 or more employees to require workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing.

Wicker, who wrote in his capacity as ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, noted the “disastrous consequences” that would be in store for the nation’s supply chain and transportation network if the vaccine mandate were implemented.

Last week, Wicker joined a letter to President Biden noting, “there is no precedent for the federal government to mandate vaccines for contractors, private employers, or individual Americans” and urging him to change course.

Wicker has joined legislation that would bar the Department of Defense from dishonorably discharging service members who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Wicker also intends to join efforts to challenge the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandates through Congress.

Click here to read the full letter on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation website.