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Biden Targets Head Start in Latest COVID Mandate, AG Jeff Landry Files Suit to Protect Children and Teachers

Louisiana, 24 Other States Sue to Block President’s Vaccine and Mask Dictates on Programs Serving Neighbors in Need

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is leading another multi-state lawsuit against Joe Biden’s overreaching COVID mandates. This one,
filed today with the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, takes aim at the President’s unlawful requirements of masks on toddlers and COVID-19 shots for staff and volunteers in Head Start Programs.

“Like all of his other unlawful attempts to impose medical decisions on Americans, Biden’s overreaching orders to mask two-year-olds and force vaccinate teachers in our underserved communities will cost jobs and impede child development,” said Attorney General Landry. “If enacted, Biden’s authoritarianism will cut funding, programs, and childcare that working families, single mothers, and elderly raising grandchildren rely on desperately.”

In a 
video released today, and available for download/broadcast here - Louisiana Solicitor General Liz Murrill outlined the value of Head Start Programs, which provide early childhood education and resources to underserved children and families. She also highlighted the adverse effects of mandating teachers, contractors, and volunteers in Head Start Programs be fully “vaccinated” by January 31 or face losing their jobs or program funding.

“Our Nation’s children have faced enough setbacks and difficulties during the last two years; they cannot afford another government attack on their development,” added Attorney General Landry. “My office has had great success in blocking Biden's mandates on many hard-working Americans, and we will work tirelessly to achieve the same victories for toddlers and teachers.”

Attorney General Landry’s lawsuit alleges that the Head Start Mandate is not only beyond the Executive Branch’s authority, contrary to law, and arbitrary and capricious; but it also violates the APA’s Notice-and-Comment Requirement, the Congressional Review Act, the Nondelegation Doctrine, the Tenth Amendment, the Anti-Commandeering Doctrine, the Spending Clause, and the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1999.


Joining Attorney General Landry in
Louisiana, et al. vs. Becerra, et al. are the Attorneys General from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, and West Virginia.