Club for Growth opposes final passage in the House and invoking cloture in the Senate on the Continuing Resolution, and urges all Senators and Representatives to vote NO. A vote is likely to occur soon. The results of this vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2021 congressional scorecard.
The Continuing Resolution agreement will fund the federal government through February 18, 2022. However, the legislation does not prevent federal funding for the enforcement of the Biden administration’s unconstitutional vaccine mandates. While the COVID vaccines are innovations that should be celebrated, the force of government should not be applied in requiring Americans to be vaccinated. In fact, the Biden Administration does not have the Constitutional or statutory authority to mandate Americans be vaccinated. Additionally, as the courts consider the litigation associated with the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandates, Congressional affirmation of the funding may be considered by the court in so far that Congress will have spoken and approved the federal funding for enforcement.
The Biden vaccine mandate is also about jobs. Although most American adults are already vaccinated against the coronavirus, about 20 percent of adults are not. When businesses and American workers are mandated into a specific action, whether it is a health insurance mandate or a vaccine mandate, the labor effects are disastrously harmful to the U.S. economy. If the Biden vaccine mandate is permitted to take effect, the economy will undoubtedly shed millions of jobs. This is a boneheaded risk at a time when the supply chain is threatened and inflation is rising at historic levels.
Finally, the Biden vaccine mandate is another step toward Socialist control. The tyrannical demonstration of power may start with vaccine mandates on adult workers. Next, vaccines might not be optional for children, but also mandated. American rights are under siege and an all-out defense of our liberties must be preserved in the face of adversity from the overreaching Biden administration.
The most efficient way for Congress to weigh in on this issue is through explicitly defunding the vaccine mandates. Enumerated powers within Article I give Congress this essential ability to fund the federal government and therefore it is the Constitutional responsibility for Senators and Representatives to take action on this CR to defund this unconstitutional vaccine mandate.
Club for Growth Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard for the 117th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to the public.