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President Biden announced a far-reaching vaccine mandate that will impact an estimated 80 million Americans in the public and private sector, but members of Congress and their staff will reportedly be exempt from the new reform.

The extensive mandate will affect both federal workers and federal contractors within the executive branch, which tally up to nearly 18 million Americans. “If you want to do business with the federal government, get your workforce vaccinated,” Biden remarked Thursday.

\Shockingly, the expansive executive order will also apply to private companies with over 100 employees, who will be required to get vaxxed or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing, accounting for the other 62 million people in the American workforce that will be affected.

“This isn’t about freedom, or personal choice, it’s about protecting those people around you, and the people you love,” Biden stated. “We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us.”

Seemingly the only subset of federal employees that will be exempt from the sweeping mandate are employees of the legislative branch, which includes members of the House of Representatives and the Senate. 

According to the New York Times, the executive order “will apply to employees of the executive branch, including the White House and all federal agencies and members of the armed services — a work force that numbers more than four million — but not to those who work for Congress or the federal court system, according to White House officials.”

Members of Congress, nearly 31,000 congressional staffers, and an additional 30,000 federal court system workers won’t be required to submit to the mandate because Biden is implementing it through an executive order, which does not impact employees of the legislative branch.  

According to the Congressional Institute, “the president cannot impose a vaccine mandate on Congress via executive order or in an agency or department regulation.”  

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about the implementation of a vaccine mandate for Congress, she replied, “We are guided and have to be guided by the guidance of the Capitol Physician. He has made those contentions. And when weighing the equities takes us to a different place, I’m sure he will tell us.”

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LYLE D SHECKLER
LYLE D SHECKLER
2 months ago

Double standards one for citizens and one for subjects. Welcome to
“The Peoples Republic of America” a possession of the CCP.

GennieB
GennieB
2 months ago

this has been going on for 40 years, people are you awake yet????

Kyle Robbins
Kyle Robbins
2 months ago
Reply to  GennieB

Oh, yeah….. just DUMBER THAN HELL!!!!!!!

Pawn
Pawn
2 months ago
Reply to  GennieB

at least 40 years… welcome to the biggest “dog and pony show” ever and getting more outrageous

Vera
Vera
2 months ago
Reply to  GennieB

Since Obama

Tessie
Tessie
2 months ago

No Experience Needed, No Boss Over iLD Your Shoulder… Say Goodbye To Your Old Job! Limited Number Of Spots Open… 𝗡𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗼𝗽𝗹.𝘁𝗸

NavVet67
NavVet67
2 months ago

Firstly, that’s pure out bullcrap. What’s good for the goose should be good for the gander. Secondly, they’re exempt cause they know the vaccine is bogus and will do more harm than good. This entire covid episode is riddled with falsehoods all stemming from our supposed leaders. RESIST

Notta Dick
Notta Dick
2 months ago
Reply to  NavVet67

And they’ll keep doing it as long as the american coward citizens keep rolling over for it, which they continually do.

LMB
LMB
2 months ago
Reply to  Notta Dick

You mean bending over, don’t you?!

Mikey
Mikey
2 months ago
Reply to  Notta Dick

I agree, but this episode is hit the latest salvo in the continuing erosion of our freedoms and independence. This sad state of affairs started early in the twentieth century with the Fed and the income tax. WE have let it continue to snowball since then.

Kathy K.
Kathy K.
2 months ago
Reply to  Mikey

There’s a Revolution comin’

Pawn
Pawn
2 months ago
Reply to  Kathy K.

I have been hearing that… whose starting it? Let me know….

Pawn
Pawn
2 months ago
Reply to  Mikey

yes but was going on before that tooo… if fact in some ways for ever…

Ursula
Ursula
2 months ago
Reply to  NavVet67

I am amazed how many people think they are experts on vaccination. If you were you would wholeheartedly support it. I have been a registered nurse and worked with infectious diseases, and know how blessed we are to have vaccines available for us.

rich
rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Ursula

I think it is more of a distrust of the current government than the vaccine itself

LaJo
LaJo
2 months ago
Reply to  rich

You are spot on!

James
James
2 months ago
Reply to  LaJo

An the fact that his press secretary gets up there in front of the whole world an says all illegals pouring into our country don’t have to be tested or have to get the shot COMMUNIST leaders in charge. The worst ADMINISTRATION in American History An more than 30% of illegals have the CHINA VIRUS AN SO FAR THE TALABON REFERGEES IN OUR COUNTRY OVER 300 HUNDRED OF THEM HAS TIES TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS TIME TO FIGHT BACK

Lund Jensen
Lund Jensen
2 months ago
Reply to  James

The Time for Reeeeeeal Revolt is nearly upon us.

Brandy M
Brandy M
2 months ago
Reply to  James

Oh, it’s TIME, alright!
SHOOT A DEMOCRAT TODAY!

Helena Valdosta
Helena Valdosta
2 months ago
Reply to  James

She’s a piece o’ SHIT, of course. To be a Democrat, you HAD to be originate in a bowel.

Kristin Esper
Kristin Esper
2 months ago
Reply to  rich

Gee….. WONDER WHY! 🤷‍♂️

Grace Jelly
Grace Jelly
2 months ago
Reply to  rich

Gee, ya’ THINK?!

Stephen Weiss
Stephen Weiss
2 months ago
Reply to  Ursula

Yes, that is most likely true. I did get both Moderna shots, BUT I ABSOLUTELY DID NOT GET THEM BECAUSE BIDEN AND FAUCI SAID TO DO SO. I do not trust a single word that comes out of their mouths, they are both LIARS. Rather I talked to my personal physician and SHE suggested it would be a prudent thing to do. Listening to anything Biden and Fauci, reccomend is a waste of your time, because neither of them can be trusted.

merryinfidel
merryinfidel
2 months ago
Reply to  Stephen Weiss

Evidently neither can your personal physician…

Jim
Jim
2 months ago
Reply to  Stephen Weiss

Getting both shots was Your choice and Your choice solely after you weighted all the facts, not because of a mandate. This is why we fight for rights in USA to be able to make these informed choices and not to condemn a person for their choices, people need to wake up and realize this is what freedom and our Constitution is biased upon.

Bob Haines
Bob Haines
2 months ago
Reply to  Jim

AND TO FIGHT FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!’nnn

Elizabeth L Davis
Elizabeth L Davis
2 months ago
Reply to  Stephen Weiss

None of them knows your circumstances, only your Doctor. I would not trust them any farther than I could throw a bull by its tail. They are only politicians. Fauci claims to be more but he has got caught in politics and making a fortune out of this virus until he is not creditable

Jim
Jim
2 months ago
Reply to  Ursula

Go live under the tyrannical governments of Iran, China, Russia, Syria, North Korea, Argentina, Cuba or any of the other vast dictatorial communist third world sewers. Freedom of choice and God given rights are not in the lexicons of the citizens. The misinformed, uninformed, racial biased( black, white, brown, red and yellow and religious intolerant) anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, anti-Buddhist, anti whatever are the self centered pseudo intellectuals are attempting to assassinate our constitutional freedoms. Mental midgets all. Fortunately the majority of freedom loving patriotic Americans will not permit them to be successful.

merryinfidel
merryinfidel
2 months ago
Reply to  Ursula

I think you’ve been injecting too much of that liberal toxin into your veins. First of all, we aren’t talking about ALL vaccines, we’re talking about the current crop of COVID vaccines. These “vaccines” (they’re not actually vaccines) failed the animal trials and there have been ZERO studies on long term side effects. THOUSANDS of people have died from taking them and THOUSANDS more have developed debilitating side effects. In 1976 a vaccine was developed for the Swine Flu “epidemic.” Roughly 40 million Americans took the vaccine and about 500 of them developed Guillain-Barre syndrome of which 25 died. After 10 weeks, the vaccine was pulled from distribution and it’s use was discontinued due to the high number of negative side effects, yet the current crop of government idiots we have in this country are FORCING Americans to take this deadly Covid concoction, and you call that being blessed???

Gloria ALSO Nurse!
Gloria ALSO Nurse!
2 months ago
Reply to  Ursula

WHATever

GennieB
GennieB
2 months ago
Reply to  Ursula

Maybe some are very good, but are you going to guaranty that this vaccine is safe?? Most that I know of have been tested and retested even those for our children.

Pawn
Pawn
2 months ago
Reply to  Ursula

Dear Registared Nurse working on infectious diseases… how many drug trial have you worked on? how much stats and research do you have… me I have worked in cancer research for the last 10 years…well the last ten years before my disability then retirement… I have worked on numberous drug trials.
How about answering a few questions…
1) at first when they were developing this vaccine they said this will make you safe, no more masks, you will be good to go. They said this all the way up till, wait for it, people who got vaccinated came down with covid.
2) now you need to waer masks and the vaccine will make your covid infections less harmful.
3) nobody knows the side effects, in fact the CDC isn’t even tracking vaccinated people that got covid, nor deaths of vaccinated people that died from covid.. They don’t want to know that s..t.
4)now you do what ypu want to but… bad news… masks don’t work. Evebn the quack Fauci said that at the beginning, damn one time that waste of air told the truth. I think it was luck that fauci got it right. Bet you worship the ground he walks on…funny to the point of being sad.
4) tell me how a virus can mutate in a person that isn’t vaccinated. You get a bacterial infection. You don’t take antibotics then that same bacterial will do what it does… it does NOT mutate. Now let’s say you got that bacterial innfection and you taake antibotics and those antibiotics are wrong, not a long enough dosage time, you stop beffore the regiment of antibotics is up… guesss what happened that bacterial infection cmes back worse and typically with a new mutated stronger bacteria.. Did you learn theis s..t in you registaerd nures school… WELL THE SAME THING HAPPEND WITH VIRUSES. You people that got vaccinated are making the virus worse, mutating, and effecting all of us.
5) you know how many FDA APPORVED DRUGS, end up getting revoked? ,About 1/3, SEE: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/05/09/527575055/one-third-of-new-drugs-had-safety-problems-after-fda-approval
Interesting quotes from the ubove cite.
“It took a median of 4.2 years after the drugs were approved for these safety concerns to come to light, the study found, and issues were more common among psychiatric drugs, biologic drugs, drugs that were granted “accelerated approval” and drugs that were approved near the regulatory deadline for approval.”
There are many article just like this one.

Now what I believe is the kicker is there are many people, yes Dr.s, researcher, etc. that believe the death counts of covid related deaths is biased way high. Want me to cite… answer this response. I will cite the side effects of masks and their adverse events, I will explain why these side effects occur and why masks don’t work.

i haven’t gone into any of my educational background nor any of my work experience other than what i stated. I can but it includes research in a number of areas, much work experience from labor to blue collar/technical/and other.

The end is nobody can tell you muuch of anything about these vaccines, for example, how long od they last, do you have to continue to get shots, will there be long term adverse effects, hell will there be short term effects (I define short term as true results from true data that shows actual adverse reactions with in 1 year…but because the FDA recalling drugs and the medium of 4.2 years that could be a better short term time.

Louis
Louis
2 months ago
Reply to  Ursula

First of all if your a nurse like you say you are. It’s not a vaccine? It’s a gene therapy. Do research….

Elizabeth L Davis
Elizabeth L Davis
2 months ago
Reply to  Ursula

You may be a nurse but you do not know my circumstances or a lot of other peoples . I am not against vaccines I have had many in the 82 years on this planet but I have not and will not take this vaccine. I could possibly die from it as i have a very bad record with medications and I have not had one of my Doctors say you should take it . So go preach to someone else

Ahmoh
Ahmoh
2 months ago
Reply to  NavVet67

Bull dooky, these elite leaders should be the first ones that take this vaccine crap!

Elizabeth L Davis
Elizabeth L Davis
2 months ago
Reply to  NavVet67

Your exempt but those of us that have problems with medications has to be put through the third degree before we are allowed to not take it Why don.t all of you just go jump off a bridge and end your miserable life Its as if when you get to Washington you all loose your brains. What is in the water up there?

TomB
TomB
2 months ago

“When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about the implementation of a vaccine mandate for Congress, she replied, “We are guided and have to be guided by the guidance of the Capitol Physician. He has made those contentions. And when weighing the equities takes us to a different place, I’m sure he will tell us.””…People…wake TFU…

Notta Dick
Notta Dick
2 months ago
Reply to  TomB

America DOES NOT deserve freedom if its citizens are unwilling to fight for it.

Irene C Grooms
2 months ago
Reply to  Notta Dick

PEOPLE WAKE UP CAUSE OUR FREDOM I AY STAKE.

max
max
2 months ago
Reply to  TomB

BULLSH*T, crazy Nancy!

Helen Drake
Helen Drake
2 months ago
Reply to  max

Uuuh, let’s just go with EVIL, ok?
Call a spade a spade.
A more Deserving or Appropriate WICKED WITCH can NOT be found.