Governor Mark Gordon was recently named Chairman of IOGCC. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

WYOMING — Governor Mark Gordon (R-WY) plans to take action to oppose President Biden’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

It should be noted that the Biden Administration has yet to issue any specific policies that can be challenged in court.

The Biden’s administration’s proposed mandate will require employers with 100 or more workers to receive COVID-19 vaccinations or institute weekly virus testing.

“There is no other way to beat the pandemic than to get the vast majority of the American people vaccinated,” Biden said at an event promoting the mandates. “While I didn’t race to do it right away, that’s why I’ve had to move toward requirements.”

On Tuesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration finalized the initial draft of the emergency order and sent it to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review.

The Governor and the Attorney General continue to prepare the State’s legal challenge to the Biden Administration’s proposed vaccine mandates when they are finalized.

“Four weeks ago, when the President issued his announcement regarding vaccine mandates, I immediately instructed Attorney General Hill to prepare for legal action to oppose this unconstitutional overreach,” Governor Gordon said. “Attorney General Hill has begun that mission and is continuing to strengthen alliances, improve potential arguments, and consider appropriate strategies.”

As the state prepares for its legal battle with the federal government, Governor Gordon stressed that as a conservative Republican, he continues to stand for a smaller government that is closest to the people. Governor Gordon reiterated, “Government must resist the temptation to intrude in private sector interests.”

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who is lucky to call the Tetons home. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.