Mandatory vaccination does NOT apply to members of the United States Congress – this is the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as to all service personnel.
President Joe Biden’s new vaccination requirements for federal employees do not apply to members of Congress or those working for Congress or the federal judiciary.
On Thursday, Biden issued two decrees requiring federal workers and contractors working for the federal government to be vaccinated against COVID.
He also asked the Labor Department to issue an emergency order requiring businesses with more than 100 employees to vaccinate or test their workers weekly.
However, Biden’s order on federal employees extends to executive officials.
The House of Representatives and the Senate belong to a separate legislative branch of government, while the courts belong to the judicial branch of the federal government.
Biden’s COVID Action Plan – “The Road to the Pandemic,” published on the White House website, clearly shows the impact of the mandate on vaccinations.
The plan reads: “Building on the president’s announcement in July to strengthen safety requirements for unvaccinated federal workers, the president signed a decree to take this action even further by requiring all federal executives to be vaccinated.”
“The President also signed a decree extending this standard to employees of contractors who do business with the federal government,” the plan says.