Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) released the following statement on the new COVID-19 restrictions enacted and proposed by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.
“The last thing we need are more lockdowns and mandates, especially vaccine mandates. The ones enacted by the President are a vast overreach of this authority and threaten the military readiness, functioning of our government, and our economic recovery. The new restrictions being threatened for private businesses in Erie County by Mark Poloncarz will have equally devastating effects on our economy. While I believe the vaccines are safe and effective, I believe every American should have the right to make this decision without fear of punishment or retaliation from those supposedly elected to serve them. I strongly oppose vaccine mandates and will continue to fight them in Washington, and locally.”