BP Fossella Makes Statement Concerning Recent Supreme Court Ruling On Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

​The following statement was made by BP Fossella on January 13th, just after the US Supreme Court prevented the Biden Administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate, affecting all workers for businesses with over 100 employees, from going into effect.  According to the Supreme Court decision, OSHA does not have the authority to make this rule. 

The court stated, “Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,

“Requiring the vaccination of 84 million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees, certainly falls in the latter category.”

Vito Fossella said the following in a statement on his website and social media:

“Finally, there is a little dose of sanity coming out of Washington with the Supreme Court’s ruling today striking down the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for most private employers. This is the refreshing change of pace that we’ve been waiting for. The vaccine mandate was a clear overreach by the Administration. The Court’s decision brings a level of common sense to this issue. I hope it’s a bellwether for things to come.

Some people who make health policy declarations have to understand the disastrous impact their rules have on business and the economy, and that when they make healthcare policies, they are, often, simultaneously making economic policy.”

Banner Image: Covid-19 Vaccine. Image Credit – Torstensimon

BP Vito Fossella

The Office of the Borough President has a responsibility to advocate for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. The Borough President communicates directly with the Mayor and the City Council to emphasize Staten Island’s budget priorities. In addition, the Borough President is responsible for reviewing major land use decisions and proposing sites for city facilities within the Borough. As the chair of the Borough Board, the Borough President leads Staten Island’s City Council delegation and Community Board chairs in the process of reviewing and approving the transfer of public properties to private use. The Borough President’s Office houses the Borough's Topographical Bureau, which maintains the borough’s official maps and assigns street addresses. The Borough President monitors the delivery of city services on Staten Island, and acts as a liaison between residents and city agencies when problems arise to devise solutions. The Borough President is also responsible for appointing one member to the Panel for Educational Policy and one member to the City Planning Commission, as well as some 150 members to Staten Island’s three community boards.

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