Congressional Republicans Introduce Challenge to OSHA ETS

On November 17, Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) and Rep. Fred Keller (R-PA) introduced SJRes 29 and HJRes 65, Congressional Review Act (CRA) challenges to OSHA’s vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS). All 50 Republican Senators and over 190 Republican Representatives have cosponsored their respective joint resolutions.

The CRA allows Congress to challenge rules issued by the executive branch. If passed, the ETS would be nullified, and OSHA would not be able to issue any substantially similar rule in the future. The bills would need two-thirds support in each chamber to pass.