(Idaho Governor’s Office Press Release, January 26, 2022)
Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden hailed the termination of the Biden Administration’s emergency vaccine mandate on private businesses today, a successful outcome to Idaho and 26 other states’ legal challenges.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) withdrew its emergency rule today requiring businesses with 100 or more employees to require the COVID-19 vaccine or test regularly, a decision that follows Idaho leaders’ demand last week for the agency to withdraw the emergency rule and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this month blocking the rule from taking effect.
“Biden’s attempts to fast track a vaccine mandate on America’s workforce failed. Idaho prevailed in our fight to protect the rights of Idaho workers from Biden’s illegal vaccine mandate on private businesses. The news that the Biden Administration withdrew the emergency mandate puts an exclamation point on the states’ hard-fought legal battle to uphold state sovereignty and protect Americans from an overreaching federal government. We remain vigilant and continue to work for Idahoans to guard against future government overreach,” Governor Little and Attorney General Wasden said.