U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s announcement that his administration plans to require private employers with more than 100 employees to require COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing.

“President Biden’s unprecedented plan to impose a vaccine mandate on private employers is an alarming overreach into Americans’ individual rights and private enterprise,” said Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. “As our nation faces a ‘help wanted’ crisis from shore to shore, President Biden’s mandate will continue to weaken our workforce and stunt our economic recovery. Like many Hoosiers, I am concerned by the Biden Administration’s obsession with big-government intervention and will continue to oppose all federal mandates.”

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.