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Utah elected officials join lawsuit against federal vaccine mandate

Oct 30, 2021, 11:17 AM | Updated: Nov 1, 2021, 11:44 am

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SALT LAKE CITY —  Elected officials in Utah are uniting in a lawsuit opposing the proposed federal vaccine mandate. 

According to a news release from the State of Utah, officials involved include Gov. Spencer Cox, Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, Attorney General Sean D. Reyes, Senate President J. Stuart Adams, House Speaker Brad Wilson, State Auditor John Dougall and State Treasurer Marlo M. Oaks. Saturday morning, the lawmakers involved released a statement to KSL Newsradio:

“We must take a stand for hardworking Utahns who are being forced to either get the vaccine or lose their jobs. The president is making a habit out of reaching beyond the limits of his authority. In doing so, he is unnecessarily exacerbating stress on the supply chain, damaging the economy, forcing workers to leave jobs and hurting American families. We cannot stand idly by and allow President Biden and his administration to impose yet another reckless and illegal executive action.”

The proposed vaccine mandate would require vaccinations for federal contractor employees. Federal contractor employees make up 20% of the total workforce in the country. 

This story is developing and will be updated.


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Utah elected officials join lawsuit against federal vaccine mandate