State of Iowa Files Suit Against Federal Vaccine Mandate


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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The State of Iowa is suing over a federal vaccination mandate.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says the state's lawsuit challenges President Biden’s vaccine mandate rule for employees of companies with 100 or more workers.

The state's suit says the mandate is unconstitutional, unlawful and unwise, that the federal government lacks authority to issue the mandate.

The complaint says, in part:

"(The federal government's) attempt to do so unconstitutionally infringes on the States’ powers expressly reserved by the Tenth Amendment.”

Reynolds announced the lawsuit in a news release, saying:

“I believe the vaccine is the best defense against COVID-19, but I also firmly believe in Iowans’ right to make healthcare decisions based on what’s best for themselves and their families, and I remain committed to protecting those freedoms. President Biden should do the same."

A number of states across the country have filed similar suits against the federal mandate.

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