Kansas AG urges OSHA to withdraw vaccine mandate after Supreme Court calls it a likely overstep

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the OSHA COVID-19 vaccine mandate to likely be an overstep, the Kansas Attorney General has urged the Administration to withdraw it.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says he has called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to withdraw its proposed requirement of private companies with over 100 employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or frequent employee testing.

On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Schmidt said he joined 26 other state attorneys general to comment on OSHA’s proposed regulation. They filed the formal statement on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling to a legal challenge brought by Schmidt and others against the Biden administration.

Despite the fact that the Court ruled OSHA likely exceeded its legal authority to implement an Emergency Temporary Standard and preliminary blocked it while litigation proceeds, Schmidt said OSHA has indicated it will not formally withdraw the requirement.

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