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    Calls to repeal the military’s vaccine mandate through a must-pass defense spending bill are picking up steam despite Democrats’ resistance to changing the requirements. A growing number of Republican lawmakers are lobbying for the National Defense Authorization Act to include a repeal of the vaccine requirement as the deadline for advancing the legislation approaches. And while other GOP lawmakers want the NDAA to proceed without a vaccination fight, the level of opposition to the Pentagon policy grew louder this week. HOUSE REPUBLICANS WEIGH PENTAGON FUNDING BATTLE OVER 'WOKE' MILITARY POLICIES Repealing the military vaccine mandate is currently in the legislative text of the NDAA, a source familiar with the bill told the Washington Examiner. While the language would need to survive a Democratic-controlled Congress, support for government vaccine mandates has fallen across the board. “Our recruiting goals are way short. The conflict in the world is getting worse, not better. We need more people in the military, not less,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said as he joined colleagues in threatening to withhold his vote from the NDAA without movement on...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Port Authority is giving free rides through Sunday because 180 drivers are about to be taken off the job for violating the agency’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. READ MORE: Deadline Day Arrives As Port Authority's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Takes EffectThe Port Authority said it expects the mandate to disrupt service when nearly 500 unvaccinated employees are suspended with pay on Wednesday. Though some employees are expected to return within the next two weeks, the Port Authority expects service disruptions to continue. READ MORE: Union Criticizes Port Authority's COVID-19 Vaccine MandateThe president of ATU Local 85 said the union doesn’t condone a work shortage and this could be avoided, but the Port Authority said the union lost its battle in court and employees have to get the shot. On Tuesday morning, Port Authority customer care said on Twitter it was experiencing an “incredibly higher than normal amount of out of services.” Many commuters told KDKA that they experienced long wait times or no-shows. MORE NEWS: Waiting For The Bus: Port Authority's...
    Montgomery County, Maryland, lawmakers are set to vote next week on extending the indoor mask mandate through the end of February. The indoor mask mandate is currently set to expire Jan. 31. The Montgomery County Council, sitting as the board of health, will hold a public hearing on the mask mandate at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday before the expected vote. The proposal comes as the county is still seeing a very high number of COVID-19 cases driven by the more infectious omicron variant, although county data also shows the transmission rate dropping precipitously from a peak earlier this month. Hospitalizations in the county remain high compared to previous surges, but are also dropping sharply. Under the proposal before the council now, masks would be required in indoor public spaces until Feb. 28, but the mandate would end early if COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue falling. A news release on the council website says the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data tracking the COVID-19 case rate, test positivity rate and hospitalization utilization in the county would have to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Effective Monday, a COVID-19 vaccine card was required to get into restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, and other public venues in Chicago and most of suburban Cook County. CBS 2’s Asal Rezaei set out to find out how the first day under the new mandate went. READ MORE: Chicago Teachers Union To Vote On Whether To Advance Plan To Move To Remote Learning For CPS Students Amid COVID-19 SurgeRezaei stopped by gyms, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops on Monday. All said they have had no issues when asking people to show their proof of vaccination. We stopped at River North Gym in the Merchandise Mart. The owner said it has already been hard enough surviving through the pandemic. First it was a stay-at-home order, then a mask mandate, and now vaccines. Owner Bernie LeCocq said it is getting hard to keep up with the changes. River North Gym is complying and making sure their guests are bringing their vaccination cards where they can put them on file. Rezaei saw staff both at the gym and at many other...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The MTA is alerting passengers that fewer trains will be running through at least Thursday due to staffing shortages because of a high number of COVID-19 cases among MTA workers.The agency says it's taking steps to try to make service as consistent and reliable as possible, but that there may be long wait times for trains.Governor Kathy Hochul said the state will not require MTA workers to be vaccinated, fearing it would exacerbate current staffing shortages. Currently, unvaccinated MTA workers can get tested weekly."We've not seen a spike or any kind of spread related to these individuals. In the meantime, we cannot do anything that's going to create a dynamic where there are no trains picking people up for their jobs in the morning or getting healthcare workers to their jobs in hospitals," Hochul said.On Monday, several new COVID-19 testing sites opened across the city, including two targeting busy Midtown subway stations, marked the first time state-funded PCR testing was being done in the subways.The testing is available at the Times Square subway station and...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to enforce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all New York City businesses takes effect Monday.The mayor announced the mandate earlier this month which requires all private-sector workers to show proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose to their employers.Those employers must keep full records of their workers' vaccination statuses.The mayor said businesses that do not comply could face a fine that starts at $1,000."We will start the most important, most aggressive vaccine mandate in the entire country for all private-sector employees and that's what's going to see us through. We are going to find our way through this and then put the COVID era behind us," de Blasio said.Another city mandate that starts Monday requires anyone 12 and older to show proof of two vaccine doses to dine indoors, enter gyms, and indoor entertainment venues like the movies and Broadway shows.There is an exception for those who received the single dose vaccine developed by Johnson and Johnson.Meanwhile, the MTA is alerting passengers that fewer trains will be running through...
    (CNN)This week, the first Omicron variant case was detected in the United States as some conservative members of Congress nearly shut down the federal government over vaccine mandates.  Monday Biden's agenda brings warring conservative factions together in quest to flip House Biden says new Omicron variant is 'cause for concern, not a cause for panic' First lady Jill Biden unveils her first White House holiday decorations  Boebert and Omar have contentious call amid backlash for anti-Muslim remarks Tuesday Administration working with vaccine manufacturers to 'develop contingency plans' amid new variant Biden suffers string of court setbacks as administration's vaccine mandates are put on hold Biden administration considering requiring stricter coronavirus testing for everyone traveling to US Read More THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! Wednesday Supreme Court's conservatives lean towards limiting abortion rights after dramatic oral arguments on Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks Biden to extend transportation mask mandate...
    Nineteen Senate Republicans voted Thursday night to fund the federal government without defunding President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates. The Senate passed H.R. 6119, a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the federal government through February 18. The CR will keep spending levels at the same levels, although it contains $7 billion for Afghan refugees that some conservatives have criticized for having insufficient checks. The vote followed a contentious battle over Senate conservatives’ battle to defund Biden’s vaccine mandates. The vote failed after Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) voted against the measure, as the proposal would need at least one Democrat to pass through the Senate. Several Senate Republicans voted then to continue funding the government even though the CR would not address many of the crises unfolding 12 months into Biden’s administration. This includes soaring inflation, the supply chain crisis, and the border crisis. These 19 Senate Republicans include: Roy Blunt (R-MO) Richard Burr (R-NC) Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Susan Collins (R-ME) John Cornyn (R-TX) Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) John Kennedy (R-LA)...
    The Senate on Thursday passed a measure to fund the government through Feb. 18 after first defeating an amendment that would have eliminated the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates. The funding bill was approved by a 69-28 vote in the upper chamber after it passed the House earlier Thursday and now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk ahead of a Dec. 3 deadline. WHAT HAPPENS DURING A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN? Democrats and Republicans compromised on the terms of the bill. Republicans won an extension to Feb. 18, which is later than Democrats had wanted. Democrats included an additional $7 billion for the resettlement of Afghanistan refugees, which Republicans opposed because the money was not accompanied by additional vetting safeguards. The bill passed the Senate after Democratic leaders struck a deal with a group of Senate Republicans who said they would block swift passage of the bill in protest of Biden’s mandate that federal workers and employees of large businesses get vaccinated against COVID-19. The amendment, authored by Sen. Roger Marshall, a Kansas Republican, would prohibit federal...
    SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA) — As the City of Los Angeles begins to enforce its vaccine mandate, businesses are happy to comply despite potential loss in business and angering customers who disagree with the mandate. A sign stating proof of a Covid-19 vaccination is required is displayed outside of Langer’s Deli in Los Angeles, California on August 7, 2021. – The restaurant announced that proof of vaccination would be required to dine indoors at the restaurant as Covid-19 variant causes surge in the Los Angeles area. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images) READ MORE: Max Muncy: "I'm Not Recovering As Quick As I Would Like"“When someone comes in that we don’t know, we go through a health screener questionnaire and we also check their vaccine,” said Jason Cohen, owner of Alive Fitness.  Cohen has owned Alive Fitness for 18 years but has struggled to keep it open during the pandemic, even losing some clients and trainers because of the vaccine mandate. “It’s been horrendous,” added Cohen. “I mean this particular industry...
              more   David Morgan, a pilot and Arizona resident, is suing United Airlines over the company’s recently-imposed vaccine mandate. Morgan, who has worked for the company for more than two decades, argued his religious beliefs dictated his decisions to not receive the vaccine. However, United denied his exemption. “My deeply held religious beliefs do not allow me to take the vaccine United Airlines is asking me to take,” Morgan told Fox 10. Earlier this year, the company announced that it would become the first major U.S. airline to mandate employees take the shot. The decision affects approximately 67,000 employees. “We know some of you will disagree with this decision to require the vaccine for all United employees,” United CEO Scott Kirby and President Brett Hart argued at the time. “But, we have no greater responsibility to you and your colleagues than to ensure your safety when you’re at work, and the facts are crystal clear: everyone is safer when everyone is vaccinated.” However, Morgan detailed that he hopes his federal lawsuit will allow him to return to work. “We worked...
    Hundreds of anti-vax demonstrators marched through Las Vegas and scuffled with security outside the famous Cosmopolitan hotel as they protested against Nevada's new vaccine mandate for prison and health care workers. Protesters marched through luxury hotels and shopping centers on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night. Social media video showed least one protester scuffling with security at the Cosmopolitan hotel, as guards appeared to drag him away from the luxury resort. Another man can be seen throwing himself in front of the security guards, tripping one of them up.  Others held signs reading, 'This will end when you say no,' and, 'F*** Joe Biden.' The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not immediately respond to questions about possible arrests from DailyMail.com. On September 14, Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered COVID-19 vaccines for all Department of Corrections employees and for public health workers at institutions that serve high-risk individuals, including young people and those with intellectual disabilities. Employees will be required to have all necessary doses by November 1.  A man threw himself in front of security officers who were trying to detain an...
    He also said that among the thousands of emails he has received were messages from international Disney cast members who said they feared speaking up against the company policy and didn't know who to trust. "So many cast members felt alone and felt like they were the only ones who thought this was wrong," Caturano said to WOFL. "I think we were made to feel that way on purpose. But we have connected now, and we are pushing back." "I don't want to lose my job," Caturano said. "I love my job, but I'm also more afraid that if I don't speak up now, where does it stop?" He also noted that fellow Disney World employees have similar fears about losing their jobs over the vaccine, but that they also feared getting canned for showing up for the anti-mandate protest. Caturano said that though he is immunocompromised, he's resisting the shots because he has natural immunity and for religious reasons and that he hopes Disney will halt the mandate and reconsider making it a requirement for employees. "I'm not comfortable...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Friday referred to President Biden’s announcement that companies with over 100 employees must force workers to be vaccinated or tested is a means of mandating vaccinations "through certain pathways," given that the administration can't simply order Americans to be vaccinated. "Does the administration consider this latest vaccine mandate for private sector companies to be a workaround for the federal government to require vaccines?" Psaki was asked in a White House press briefing Friday. BIDEN 'DISAPPOINTED' IN GOP GOVERNORS WHO PLAN TO RESIST VACCINE MANDATE: 'HAVE AT IT' "This is a tool and a step that we have legal authority for," Psaki responded. "But no, we don't have the ability to tell every American you have to be vaccinated. There’s a means of encouraging it, of mandating it through certain pathways, and that’s exactly what we’ve done." The administration, and Psaki on Friday, has sought to characterize the workplace requirement as a health regulation that falls under the purview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Critics have characterized it as an unconstitutional unilateral federal...
    United States Postal Service workers who thought they were exempt from President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate for all federal workers will not be able to avoid getting the jab after all. But how the process will go into effect for the more than 600,000 USPS employees remains muddled as the White House sent out a clarification hours after Biden's speech on Thursday, explaining that the USPS would follow the vaccine and testing guidelines of a private company, according to a White House official.     The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the Washington Post that the USPS was exempt from the mandate for public workers due to its status as an independent agency of the executive branch.  'USPS has a separate statutory scheme and is traditionally independent of federal personnel actions like this,' the Biden administration official said.  'That said, USPS is strongly encouraged to comply. Also, [the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration] will cover USPS through the [emergency temporary standards], meaning that postal workers will be subject to the vaccination or testing policy announced today.'  This...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday slammed President Joe Biden 's new vaccination mandate, saying, "America is about freedom." Biden's announcement of the mandate, which will cover about 80 million private-sector employees, represented a fundamental misunderstanding of core American values, Pence said, urging the president to "lead by example" by "encourag[ing] people to take the vaccine." "I have to tell you the president's speech yesterday was unlike anything I had ever heard from an American president," Pence told Fox News Friday morning. "I mean, to have the president of the United States say that he has been 'patient' but his 'patience is wearing thin .' That’s not how the American people expect to be spoken to by our elected leaders." BIDEN TO IMPOSE VACCINE MANDATES FOR BIG-COMPANY EMPLOYEES AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS Through the mandate, administered by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, employers with 100 or more workers could be fined up to $14,000 for every violation. While large businesses will maintain the alternative of weekly COVID-19 testing, executive branch employees and contractors who do...
    California Democrats are looking to force through statewide coronavirus vaccine rules in a bill that was initially supposed to be about tolls on a bridge in the Bay Area, using a controversial "gut-and-amend" tactic that repurposes an existing bill. The legislative screen allows state lawmakers to fast-track their agenda without going through committees and other early hurdles, according to state Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, a Republican and candidate to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in next month’s recall election. "What it does is it takes a bill that’s already been through the whole [legislative] process and strips out its contents entirely – then puts in something entirely different," he told Fox News Friday. "So it skips over, short-circuits, the entire legislative process and can just be passed without much scrutiny at all." Aerial view of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge with cityscape in background, San Francisco, California. (iStock) SAN DIEGO STUDENTS TOLD TO MASK UP OUTDOORS AT SCHOOL AND WHILE WAITING AT BUS STOPS The original bill, AB 455, was supposed to regulate traffic lanes on the San Francisco-Oakland...
    A San Diego man went off on an unhinged rant against vaccine mandates at a San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, likening White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci to Adolf Hitler. Several concerned parents and San Diego residents took to the podium to express their grievances over a potential coronavirus vaccine mandate. But it was a man, self-identified as Matt Baker from Ocean Beach, California, who stole the show. Beginning his more than two-minute speech by pretending to blow wind around the room, Baker went off about potential mandates. “That is the wind of time, that is the wind of history, that is the wind blowing through your ancestors’ bones begging you to do the right thing,” says an impassioned Baker, who begins once again to blow into the microphone Matt Baker from Ocean Beach, completely unhinged. pic.twitter.com/095LweLKgZ — The Activated Podcast (@TheActivatedPod) August 17, 2021 “The wind that is blowing through the black people, through the white people, through the Chinese people, through the Mexican American people … they are begging you and they...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Officials at Henry Ford Health says just over 60% of their staff is vaccinated but by the end of the summer they want all staff vaccinated. The employees we spoke with after the announcement say, they agree with the hospital. During a virtual press conference Tuesday, officials with Henry Ford Health says COVID-19 hospitalizations at all of their hospitals are in the single digits and says their optimistic that the worst is behind; however… READ MORE: Warren Police: 22-Year-Old In Custody After 5-Year-Old Killed In Hit-And-Run “We have lived this fight long enough to know that the new variants are real and worrisome and they will continue to emerge and surges can happen, anytime and anywhere,” said Henry Ford Health President of Healthcare Operations and COO Bob Riney. Riney says vaccinations are the path forward to getting out of the pandemic, therefore Henry Ford is requiring all 33,000 staff members be fully vaccinated by September 10th, 2021 having both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. This includes students, volunteers, and...
    VIDEO4:2604:26Wharton professor on the employer Covid vaccine requirement dilemmaSquawk Box Companies should encourage their employees to get vaccinated for Covid through incentives, not through mandates, according to Wharton School professor Nancy Rothbard. "There's a lot of challenges with mandating employees to do anything," Rothbard said Thursday on CNBC's "Squawk Box." "Any boss will tell you, it's a lot more about persuasion than telling." The issue of whether to require workers to get vaccines in order to return to the office has come into focus recently as about 3 million people in the U.S. per day are getting shots. The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show nearly a quarter of the entire American adult population are fully vaccinated. While many experts believe it's legal for employers to make vaccines compulsory, business leaders may worry about alienating staff. "Trying really to incentivize people to get vaccinated, I think, is going to be a much more popular route than mandates," said Rothbard, a management professor whose research partly focuses work motivation and engagement. Companies such as Tractor Supply...
    Virginia State Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver told a local Virginia affiliate Friday that he will mandate the coronavirus vaccine once it becomes available.   The state was one of the first to roll out a phone app in early August that tracks people who tested positive for coronavirus.  While the state will mandate a vaccine and are tracking citizens with the virus, Northern Virginia does not have a system available for tracking inmates who have been released due to virus concerns. Virginia’s health commissioner suggested Friday that he will mandate a coronavirus vaccine whenever it becomes widely available, according to a Virginia ABC affiliate. Virginia State Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver told 8News that he plans to mandate such vaccinations, which health officials expect to be available by 2021. “It is killing people now, we don’t have a treatment for it and if we develop a vaccine that can prevent it from spreading in the community we will save hundreds and hundreds of lives,” Oliver said of the virus. State law gives Oliver the authority to mandate immunizations...
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