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States sue Biden administrator to suspend vaccination mandate for federal contractors

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States sue Biden administrator to suspend vaccination mandate for federal contractors

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A coalition of more than ten U.S. attorneys general has announced legal action against the Biden administration in an attempt to end COVID-19 vaccination mandates for federal contractors and federally contracted employees.

The lawsuit, led by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, argues that the warrant violates government procurement law, citing twelve counts of violations.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has lambasted the Kansas City and St. Louis rulers’ plans to cut police funding amid a spike in crime.
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“Far from increasing the economy and efficiency of purchasing, the contractor’s vaccine mandate will have deleterious effects on economy and inefficiency by causing the resignation of large-scale unvaccinated employees of contractors. federal, “says the lawsuit.

The lawsuit also claims that the mandate imposed on federal workers by President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 is unconstitutional.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, the United States on Thursday, September 9, 2021 (Samuel Corum / Bloomberg via Getty Images)

“The defendants, through their vaccine mandate, wielded power well beyond what was delegated to the federal government by constitutional mandate or congressional action,” says the lawsuit. “Neither Article II of the US Constitution nor any act of Congress authorizes the defendants to carry out their immunization mandate. The power to impose vaccination warrants, to the extent that such power exists, is a power reserved for states.

“We are leading the nation in the fight against this absurd federal excess,” Schmitt said in a statement. “According to the US Department of Labor, workers who are employed by a federal contractor make up one-fifth of the entire labor market. If the federal government attempts to exercise its will unconstitutionally and force federal contractors to impose vaccinations, could be decimated, further exacerbating supply chain and workforce crises. “

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People line up to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at a vaccination site set up in a park in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Jae C. Hong)

The lawsuit demands that the court declare the vaccination warrant illegal and urge the defendants not to apply it.

States that have joined the lawsuit include Missouri, Nebraska, Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

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