Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) joined Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) in introducing the No Taxation Without Congressional Consent Act in the House and Senate, respectively.
The bill would prohibit the federal government from imposing a fine, fee, or tax on individuals or businesses as a penalty for violating any COVID-19 vaccine mandate issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or any other agency.
This would, in effect, prevent OSHA or other agencies from imposing any sort of financial penalty on businesses or individuals that choose not to comply with a COVID vaccine mandate.
“Your decision about whether or not to get a COVID vaccine should be yours and yours alone — not Joe Biden’s or a bunch of federal bureaucrats you’ve never heard of,” Rep. Roy said upon introduction. “The president’s proposed mandate is unconstitutional, and flat-out tyrannical. No freedom-loving American should comply. This country needs, and her people deserve, healthcare freedom. That means taking control over our care back from politicians and bureaucrats. I am proud to introduce this legislation with my good friend Senator Mike Lee to gut the federal government’s ability to enforce this unconstitutional mandate.”
“Unvaccinated Americans aren’t the enemy. We should not be forcing employers to fire some of their valuable, and now hard to find, workers. We shouldn’t be threatening business owners with closure who do not wish to police their workforce’s decisions. Many simply cannot incur the cost of this enforcement in this economy,” said Senator Lee.
Background: On September 9, Biden announced that OSHA would issue a regulation requiring employers with over 100 employees to coerce their workers into getting a COVID vaccine, fire them, or face fines. Included in Democrats’ $3.5 trillion tax and spend monstrosity is a provision that would increase OSHA fines tenfold, meaning that businesses that fail to comply with President Biden’s proposed vaccine mandate could face a devastating penalty of up to $700,000.