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Gov. Parson Considering Options for Response to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Governor Mike Parson provides a COVID-19 update to leaders across the state during the Missouri Mayors United Call. (5/5/2021 - Photo by Missouri Governor Mike Parson Facebook Page).

Missouri Governor Mike Parson is considering options for Missourians after President Biden announced his mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccination or testing for many employees.

Parson said he is considering a special session of the General Assembly to take actions to counter the mandate that could affect as many as 100 million nationwide.

When asked if his response could include a lawsuit by Attorney General Eric Schmitt, Parson said there were multiple fronts that he will fight on.

Biden announced his sweeping new orders yesterday (Thursday) requiring employers with more than 100 workers to mandate immunizations or offer weekly testing.

In April of this year, the Congressional Research Service issued an advisory for members of the U.S. Congress finding that a vaccine mandate does not fall within the enumerated powers of Congress or the Executive branch.

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