BISMARCK, N.D. (JAN. 13, 2022) – Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Biden administration did not have authority to impose a vaccine mandate on private businesses with 100 or more employees.
“Today’s ruling reaffirms what we’ve said from the beginning: This misguided vaccine mandate was blatant federal overreach by the Biden administration,” Burgum said. “Vaccines and boosters remain the best defense against COVID-19 severe illness, hospitalization and death and are readily available to all North Dakota residents, and we encourage those who haven’t been vaccinated to consult with their trusted medical provider.”
The Supreme Court upheld 5-4 a separate vaccine mandate on employers who receive funding through federal Medicare or Medicaid programs, affecting an estimated 17 million health care workers. Burgum expressed his disappointment that hospitals and long-term care facilities won’t be allowed to make their own vaccine decisions as private employers.
BISMARCK – Today, Perrie Schafer, Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party (“NDGOP”) applauded North Dakota’s Republican leadership for successfully pushing the Biden Administration to reopen the Northern Border to vaccinated Canadian travelers next month..
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced the RNC’s intention to sue the Biden administration on their unconstitutional mandate:
“Joe Biden told Americans when he was elected that he would not impose vaccine mandates. He lied. Now small businesses, workers, and families across the country will pay the price. Like many Americans, I am pro-vaccine and anti-mandate. Many small businesses and workers do not have the money or legal resources to fight Biden’s unconstitutional actions and authoritarian decrees, but when his decree goes into effect, the RNC will sue the administration to protect Americans and their liberties.”
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s plan released Thursday to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
While we could not be more fortunate than to live in North Dakota under great conservative leadership, the same cannot be said for the backwards, haphazard decision-making coming from Washington, D.C. Whether it’s the catastrophic and tragic situation in Afghanistan or the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline on Day 1, Joe Biden is proving to be worse than we could have ever imagined.
BISMARCK – “North Dakota’s incredible $400 million budget surplus didn’t happen by accident, but rather, is the result of dedicated conservative leadership from the top down. Earlier this year, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi had to scramble to bail out states run into the ground by Democrats. Where these Governors looked for a handout, Governor Burgum and our Republican legislators looked for solutions, even through the global pandemic, negative oil prices, and droughts. This is what happens when you put problem solvers – and not politicians – in charge.”
NDGOP Chairman, Perrie Schafer