A U.S. district court in Georgia halted the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors on Tuesday, writing that the president likely exceeded his authority.
Federal agencies must grant administrative leave to eligible federal employees to get COVID booster shots or to assist their family members with getting vaccinations.
Conservatives on both sides of the Capitol are privately plotting to force a government shutdown Friday in an effort to defund the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate.
The vaccine mandate could potentially cause thousands of federal employees to lose their jobs which could in turn lead to a disruption of government services.
Federal agencies are being asked to delay enforcement of the federal employee vaccine mandate until after January 1.
New data from the White House show how well federal employees and their agencies have complied with the vaccine mandate so far.
Approximately 93% of TSA employees are in compliance with the federal employee vaccine mandate deadline, quelling concerns that the mandate would impact holiday travel.
The FDA said it needs half a century to process an FOIA request seeking data used in licensing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
The Postal Service raised concerns on Wednesday that the new rules requiring large employers to require vaccinations or weekly COVID-19 testing could result in “high levels of absenteeism” and affect deliveries.
The VA had its own vaccine mandate before the entire federal workforce. At least 10% of the agency’s workers are as yet unvaccinated.