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Joe Manchin backs GOP-led effort to overturn Biden's vaccine mandate for private employers

Added 12-03-21 08:03:02pm EST - “Sen. Joe Manchin III, a key swing vote for the White House's agenda, is backing a Republican-led effort to overturn President Biden's national vaccine mandate for private businesses.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Manchin backs GOP-led effort to overturn Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Sen. Joe Manchin III, a key swing vote for the White House’s agenda, is backing a Republican-led effort to overturn President Biden’s national vaccine mandate for private businesses.

Mr. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, plans to co-introduce a resolution disapproving of the mandate within the Senate next week.

“I do not support any government vaccine mandate on private businesses,” he said. “That’s why I have cosponsored and will strongly support a bill to overturn the federal government vaccine mandate for private businesses.”

Mr. Manchin argued that while he supported every American getting vaccinated against the coronavirus, it was inappropriate for the federal government to make demands of private employers.

“I have long said we should incentivize, not penalize, private employers whose responsibility it is to protect their employees from COVID-19,” he said. “I have personally had both vaccine doses and a booster shot and I continue to urge every West Virginian to get vaccinated themselves.”

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