Sen. Marshall Requests Additional Senate Hearings with Kansas Union Members

(Washington, D.C., October 28, 2021) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. today doubled down on his efforts to bring rank-and-file Kansas union works to Capitol Hill for hearings to discuss President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates by sending hearing requests to the leaders of the Senate Agriculture, Small Business, and Energy Committees. These workers are at risk of losing their jobs over the mandate and in turn further exacerbating the labor shortage and supply chain crisis, and further stifling economic recovery. These hearing requests come on the heels of Senator Marshall hosting numerous roundtable discussions in Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita with union workers who are literally faced with the decision of job or jab. You may click HERE or on the image below for a recap video of Senator Marshall’s visits with union workers.

Regarding his hearing requests, Senator Marshall said,

“This vaccine mandate is a slap in the face to so many frontline workers that ran to battle during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The issue at hand should be immune versus non-immune, but this White House and the CDC refuse to acknowledge natural immunity and only care about vaccinated versus not vaccinated,” said Senator Marshall. “Many essential workers across America are being faced with the choice of job or jab, and we must do all we can to protect them from this extreme government overreach. Therefore I am requesting the leadership of my committees hold hearings and allow the union workers I met with to testify – their stories are powerful and must be heard.”

You may click HERE to read Senator Marshall’s letter to Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow.

You may click HERE to read Senator Marshall’s letter to Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chairman Ben Cardin and Ranking Member Rand Paul.

You may click HERE to read Senator Marshall’s letter to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Joe Manchin and Ranking Member John Barrasso.

Earlier this week, Senator Marshall sent a letter requesting Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and Ranking Member Richard Burr hold a hearing to discuss President Joe Biden’s pending COVID-19 vaccine mandates.


In case you missed it, here is what they are saying about Senator Marshall’s union worker visits:

Senator Marshall has been leading the fight in the U.S. Senate to halt President Biden’s vaccine mandate and to get the Administration to recognize the importance natural immunity.

  • Earlier this week, Senator Marshall helped introduce the Keeping Our COVID-19 Heroes Employed Act to save essential workers from being fired due to President Biden’s sweeping vaccine mandate. The legislation will ensure our economy remains open by protecting our essential workforce from being fired.
  • In September, Senator Marshall spoke on the Senate floor about an amendment he offered to the government spending package – one of just three amendments accepted – to prohibit funding for implementing or enforcing the Biden Administration’s COVID vaccine mandate on private companies. All 50 Senate Republicans supported Senator Marshall’s amendment. You may click HERE to watch Senator Marshall’s remarks.
  • In opposition to Biden’s vaccine mandate on businesses, Senator Marshall joined his colleagues in demanding a Congressional Review of President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate on private employees before it goes into effect and oppose this unlawful, unnecessary federal command.
  • Senator Marshall joined his colleagues to introduce the Prevent Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates for Interstate Commerce Act. As the Biden Administration is working to enforce vaccine mandates for businesses merely seeking to engage in interstate commerce, the legislation would protect the privacy of Americans’ personal health information and prohibit the Department of Transportation and other federal agencies from requiring proof of vaccination or the use of a vaccine passport for such activities.
  • Recently, Senator Marshall questioned U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training nominee Jose Javier Rodriguez on how he plans to handle the upcoming spike in unemployment rates caused by President Biden’s vaccine mandate. You may click HERE to watch the exchange.
  • Senator Marshall questioned U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on their intent to mandate vaccines for students in public schools despite the possibility of the CDC acknowledging natural immunity. You may click HERE to watch the exchange.
  • Senator Marshall penned an op-ed for The Hill, highlighting the importance of T-cell testing and natural immunity research in helping parents make informed decisions on COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Senator Marshall led a letter with 14 other health care providers in Congress to the CDC urging the agency to acknowledge natural immunity from COVID-19. The letter also urges the CDC to work with other federal agencies to ensure all future policies and federally-funded research take into account natural immunity.