BISMARCK – Today, Perrie Schafer, Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party (“NDGOP”) issued the following statement in response to recent legal victories against the Biden Administration’s radical, totalitarian agenda:
“Our Republican leaders, like Governor Burgum, Republicans in the North Dakota legislature, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, are working seamlessly together to carry out what North Dakotans have elected them to do: to defend our freedoms. Washington may be broken with radical ideas designed to change the country we love, but we are grateful to have Republican leaders who never stop fighting to protect us,” said Schafer.
He continued: “Attorney General Stenehjem has, in particular, taken the fight to the Biden Administration in court, challenging their unconstitutional vaccine mandates for large employers, federal contractors, and medical workers. In just the past week, Attorney General Stenehjem’s efforts have led to the enjoinment of all of these un-American mandates. Voters should know that our leaders haven’t just shown up for them – they’ve gone and beyond to keep North Dakotans free.”
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement.
The court order said that the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid had no clear authority from Congress to enact the vaccine mandate for providers participating in the two government health care programs for the elderly, disabled and poor.
The preliminary injunction by St. Louis-based U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp applies to a coalition of suing states that includes Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Similar lawsuits also are pending in other states.
The federal rule requires COVID-19 vaccinations for more than 17 million workers nationwide in about 76,000 health care facilities and home health care providers that get funding from the government health programs. Workers are to receive their first dose by Dec. 6 and their second shot by Jan. 4
Even under an exceedingly broad interpretation of federal powers, “Congress did not clearly authorize CMS to enact the this politically and economically vast, federalism-altering, and boundary-pushing mandate,” Schelp wrote.
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BISMARCK – Today, Perrie Schafer, Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party released the following statement in response to the passage of the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better spending bill:
“It is outrageous that at a time when North Dakotan families are hurting because of inflated energy and food prices – thanks to the Democrats’ endless spending – that Joe Biden would have the audacity to pass yet another trillion-dollar disaster. The so-called ‘Build Back Better’ plan will make America worse. It not only adds to the deficit, but also funds AOC’s socialist schemes like the Green New Deal and gives taxpayer-funded payouts to illegal immigrants. This vote yet again underscores the importance of taking back the House of Representatives in 2022 and protecting our conservative leadership here in North Dakota. Thank you to Congressman Kelly Armstrong for taking a strong stand against this shameful piece of legislation.”
BISMARCK – Today, Perrie Schafer, Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party (“NDGOP”) issued the following statement in response to the Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger’s announcement that he will be resigning in January 2022:
“The North Dakota Republican Party would like to thank Ryan for the many years of public service he has given to our great state. It takes a great deal of courage to show humility and to seek help. We are praying for Ryan and wishing him well on his journey back to good health.”
BISMARCK – Today, Perrie Schafer, Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party (“NDGOP”) applauded North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenejhem for challenging the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandates in three different lawsuits, including a challenge to the mandates for large businesses, federal contractors, and healthcare workers:
“Since Joe Biden took office nearly a year ago, he has declared war on our individual liberties and civil rights. North Dakotans should know, however, that Attorney General Stenejhem has been challenging this Administration in court all along the way. In the last few weeks alone, Stenejhem has relentlessly defended the people of our great state against the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate overreach with respect to our businesses, federal contractors, and healthcare workers. No one should ever have to choose between a job that puts food on the table for their families and a personal medical decision, and we are grateful to have an Attorney General who understands that well.”