Statement from NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke on Supreme Court OSHA Vaccine Mandate Ruling

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Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 to stay the Biden administration’s enforcement of a COVID-19 vaccine or testing mandate for large employers:

“In issuing its decision, the Supreme Court stated that ‘OSHA has never before imposed such a mandate’ and that Congress has ‘declined to enact any measure similar to what OSHA has promulgated here.’ The Supreme Court ruling shows that OSHA clearly exceeded its authority by attempting to force more than 84 million workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations or compel them to submit to regular testing. NAHB strongly supports the efforts of the federal government to get as many Americans vaccinated as possible and has actively encouraged our members to make vaccines available to their workers. But using OSHA as the primary mechanism for this effort exceeds its statutory authority as a workplace safety agency.”