JASPER, Ala. – Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) today released the following statement after the legislature passed two pieces of legislation to protect Alabamians from the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandates:

“The Biden administration’s vaccine mandates are a reckless federal government overreach that infringe on Alabamians’ liberty and freedom of personal choice, and could cause significant economic harm to Alabama and Americans across the country,” said Reed. “The legislature has heard from concerned Alabamians across our state who are desperately seeking protection from these unconstitutional mandates, and we have answered with a legislative result to prevent Alabamians from having to make a choice between getting a vaccination they don’t want and maintaining their livelihoods and personal freedoms. I strongly support the Attorney General’s efforts to fight this in the courts, but Alabamians need help now, and the legislation passed today gives Alabamians this much-needed relief.”