BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The head of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) is asking President Joe Biden to reconsider the vaccination mandates announced on Thursday.

Biden’s plan would require vaccinations for up to 100 million Americans and seek to ramp up virus testing.

“Improving vaccination rates is critical to our community’s health and economy. Having said that, President Biden’s proposal to require American companies to mandate vaccinations is clearly not the role of the federal government, and OSHA has no constitutional authority, capacity or standing to enforce such an action. In fact, this federal overreach will do more harm to encouraging vaccination literacy than any other step taken to date” said LABI President and CEO Stephen Waguespack.

“We implore the President to reconsider this action and return to a more productive and constitutional effort to improve vaccination rates through education and access,” said Waguespack.