JBS Bulletin: March 2022

Abolish Unconstitutional Government

Congress Must Abolish OSHA

by Christian Gomez, Research Project Manager

On January 26, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL), which oversees the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), announced that it was withdrawing the “emergency temporary standard” vaccine rule and would instead seek to replace it with a permanent rule. In other words, the OSHA-enforced vaccine mandate could be reinstated!

This announcement underscores the need for Congress to abolish OSHA, a step The John Birch Society has advocated since the agency became effective in 1971.

The DOL made the announcement 13 days after the Supreme Court’s decision to block the Biden administration’s enforcement of the sweeping jab mandate for employers with 100 or more employees. However, the court didn’t opine on the constitutionality of the jab mandate or even on OSHA’s existence. Instead, it based its opinion on the fact that Congress had not expressly “given OSHA the power to regulate health more broadly.” In other words, if Congress does give OSHA that power, then such an invasive mandate would be acceptable to the court! If that’s the best that a supposedly six-to-three “conservative”-majority Supreme Court can do, we’re in trouble.

This is exactly why The John Birch Society has repeatedly advised against relying on the courts to save our Republic. Do not rely on the Supreme Court to do what Congress should and must do. And a few in Congress actually recognize that! Currently pending in the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor is the “Nullify Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act” or the “NOSHA Act” (H.R. 5813 of the 117th Congress).

Sponsored by U.S. Representative Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and cosponsored by seven other representatives, the NOSHA Act is a concise bill, the operational clause of which is exactly two sentences long. It reads:

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 is repealed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is abolished.

Any questions?

The bill needs many more cosponsors for it to pass and make it to the president’s desk. Go to and click on “Act Now” in the menu bar at the top to scroll down and click on “Federal Alerts.” Then, on to the “Federal Action Alerts” page, scroll down to find, click, and fill out our alert titled “NOSHA: Abolish OSHA by Enacting H.R. 5813.” We make these legislative alerts for you to use. Every JBS member should use this legislative alert to contact and tell your U.S. representative and both of your state’s U.S. senators to cosponsor the bill.We also encourage you to contact every member of the Committee on Education and Labor and urge them to pass the NOSHA Act, H.R. 5813.

Also, share this legislative alert with at least one other person outside of your chapter before your monthly chapter meeting.