LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution denouncing the Biden Administration’s heavy-handed mandate forcing businesses with more than 100 employees to require employees receive a COVID-19 vaccination or be tested for the virus weekly.
“Deciding whether or not to receive the vaccine should be a personal choice,” said Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum. “This mandate compromises our individual freedoms and forces our workers into an ultimatum. The American people should never have to choose between their personal beliefs and putting food on the table for their families.
“Over the last year we have experienced a major workforce problem. Everything from teacher shortages, hospital staff shortages, supply chain issues, and problems in countless other professions and this mandate will only further instigate these issues.”
President Biden announced his administration’s plan to impose strict COVID-19 vaccine requirements on private businesses in September. A recent announcement confirmed the policy will take effect Jan. 4.
According to the policy, employers with over 100 employees will be required to ensure workers are vaccinated or impose burdensome weekly testing regimens. It also mandates vaccines for health care workers, federal contractors, and most federal workers.
“Our economy is floundering,” Daley said. “It’s time for government to get out of the way. We need pro-growth and pro-jobs policies that will help us on the road to recovery, not heavy-handed mandates that drive us toward more government dependence.”
Senate Resolution 83 can be read in its entirety by clicking here.