×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: Missouri | AttorneyGeneral | OSHA | Vaccine

Missouri Attorney General to Sue Over OSHA Standard

Vaccine vials and needles on a tray.
A tray with syringes filled with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Child Health Associates office in Novi, Michigan on November 3, 2021. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 04 November 2021 04:04 PM EDT

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican, said on Thursday that he intends to file a lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s administration over the new federal Covid-19 standards for businesses that have more than 100 employees.

“The federal government does not have the authority to unilaterally force private employers to mandate their employees get vaccinated or foot the bill for weekly testing,” Schmitt said in a statement. “I’ve been in discussions with businesses in Missouri, including a trailer manufacturing company in mid-Missouri, who say that this vaccine mandate will crush their business. We will be on file first thing tomorrow morning to halt this illegal, unconstitutional attempt by the Biden Administration and the federal government to impose their will on thousands of Missouri businesses and millions of Missourians. Missouri will not roll over, we will not back down – we will file suit imminently.”

The announcement came on the same day that the Biden administration released the emergency temporary standard, which was developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and is expected to cover more than 80 million people.

Senior administration officials told The Hill that the standard is “well within OSHA’s authority under the law and consistent with OSHA's requirements to protect workers from health and safety hazards, including infectious diseases.” 

They also noted that there exists “well established legal precedent” for the agency’s authority to impose such a measure, saying that OSHA retains “broad authority” when it comes to devising and enforcing workplace health and safety standards.

“Keep in mind that the OSHA rule coming out is not a mandate for a vaccine. Employers can put in a mandatory vaccination program, or there's the other route of vaccination for those who choose to and testing and masks for those other employees that don't,” one official told the Hill.

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican, said on Thursday that he intends to file a lawsuit against President Joe Biden's administration over the new federal Covid-19 standards for businesses that have more than 100 employees.
Missouri, AttorneyGeneral, OSHA, Vaccine
302
2021-04-04
Thursday, 04 November 2021 04:04 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved