On Wednesday, Senate Republicans voted to rescind President Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
Senators voted 49-44 approving Republicans’ effort to nix the rule
The Hill reports:
The mandate was rolled out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which sought to require the COVID-19 vaccine for health care workers at providers that participate in Medicare and Medicaid.
But the effort to nix the rule is facing headwinds. The CRA sets up a fast track process in the Senate, but it does not green-light the same procedure in the House.
If it made it to Biden’s desk, Democrats expect that he would veto it.
“If it passes this won’t go anywhere in the House and President Biden would veto it,” a Senate Democratic aide said.
No Democrat senators voted with Republicans to end the rule but Republicans were able to get it through the Senate because of Democrat absences. Six Democrat senators missed the vote.