US Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis have joined Senator Mike Braun of Indiana and other Republican senators in formally challenging President Biden’s vaccine mandate under the Congressional Review Act, the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule.
Senator Barrasso stated, “As a doctor, I know vaccines against COVID-19 are safe and they work. The choice to be vaccinated should be made in consultation with your health care provider—not dictated by the federal government. The people of Wyoming shouldn’t be forced to choose between their job and their personal health care decisions.” Senator Lummis calls the action “unconstitutional, unconscionable and unacceptable.”
The Congressional Review Act can be used by Congress to overturn certain federal agency regulations and actions through a joint resolution of disapproval.