Wisconsin Senator sponsors bill that would ban vaccine mandates

Sen. Ron Johnson is sponsoring the 'Prevent Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates for Interstate Commerce Act' as a result of the Biden administration's sweeping vaccine guidelines.
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Senator Ron Johnson.
Senator Ron Johnson Kiev, Ukraine, on 5 September, 2019.
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Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson unveiled new legislation Wednesday that would block federal vaccine mandates by utilizing the Interstate Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Johnson was joined by some of his colleagues from the House and Senate who wish to co-sponsor the bill.

In a statement, Johnson explained why he sponsored this bill, and what impacts it may have on the nation.

“The Biden administration’s decision to mandate vaccines for working Americans is an outrageous trampling of civil liberties and a dangerous precedent for what a U.S. president can unilaterally impose on the American public,” Johnson said in a statement. 

“The American people deserve transparency and as much information as possible from the federal government so they may make an informed choice about their own health,” he continued. 

The bill is titled “Prevent Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates for Interstate Commerce Act.” As of Wednesday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had not scheduled it for a vote.