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Foster Statement on Vaccine Requirements for Federal Workers & Businesses

Sep 10, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on President Biden’s announcement of vaccine requirements for federal workers, federal contractors, and businesses with more than 100 employees:

“A majority of Americans have been vaccinated and we are ready to put this pandemic behind us. However, we can only do that if the unvaccinated take responsibility and do the right thing to protect themselves, their families, and their communities. I fully support President Biden’s decision to require vaccination for federal workers and federal contractors, as well as mandating businesses with more than 100 employees ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or institute weekly testing requirements. Not only will this help protect vaccinated workers at the workplace, it will help reduce the spread of COVID in communities large and small.

“This is a critical moment in our battle against COVID, and thanks to the tireless work of scientists, we have the tools to win. The vaccines have proven to be safe and effective. They are free and easily accessible. They are our way out of this pandemic.”

 

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