Today Gov. Reynolds released the following statement on the district court’s injunction against the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate rule for federal contractors:  

“I applaud the Court’s decision on the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors, which is an attack on individual liberties.  

“Requiring these vaccine mandates will only exacerbate our existing workforce shortage in Iowa and across the nation, furthering our supply chain issues.  

“I believe the vaccine is the best defense against COVID-19, but I also firmly believe in Iowans’ right to make health care 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.”