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Coalition of 11 states sues to block Biden's vaccine mandate: Missouri Attorney General

Washington, Nov 5 (UNI/Sputnik) Eleven US states have formed a coalition to file a lawsuit against President Joe Biden and his administration to halt the Covid-19 vaccine mandate on private employers with more than 100 personnel, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said on Friday.
The mandate, which was announced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Thursday, requires companies with 100 or more employees to require Covid-19 vaccination or weekly testing and workplace masking by January 4.
“Today, I led an eleven-state coalition in filing a lawsuit to halt Joe Biden’s unlawful vaccine mandate. The federal government should not be forcing private employers to require their employees to get vaccinated or foot the cost to test those employees weekly,” Schmitt said in a statement.
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New draft of US sanctions seeks to cut funding for cyber dialogue with Russia : Bill

20 Jan 2022 | 7:03 PM

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