AUSTIN, TEXAS – Representative Bryan Slaton of House District 2 released the following statement
regarding Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-40, which prohibits any entity in the State from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations, and adds the issue to the Special Session call.
“Governor Abbott’s order is a much needed, but temporary, relief from the tyranny of vaccine mandates that are becoming more common among employers and other entities in Texas. Regardless of the reasoning, no one should ever be forced to choose between keeping their job to feed their family, and obeying their conscience.
“The legislature must immediately pass legislation that permanently makes it illegal for any entity in the State to force COVID-19 vaccinations on anyone, including employees. We must also pass legislation that boldly stands up to and nullifies President Biden’s unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandates, and any future federal mandates. I have authored two bills, HB 33 and HB 125, that will help accomplish both, and I hope that my colleagues in the House and Senate will support them.”— Representative Bryan Slaton, House District 2