© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Syringes filled with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine sit on table during vaccine clinic in Southfield, Michigan, U.S., September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Emily Elconin
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked a federal appeals court to allow the Biden administration to resume enforcing a federal employee vaccine mandate that had been blocked by a lower-court judge in January.
A 5th Circuit U.S. appeals court panel on Thursday reinstated President Joe Biden’s executive order mandating that federal civilian employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Justice Department on Monday asked the appeals court to take “appropriate steps so that the government may resume implementation and enforcement” of Biden’s executive order.