Texas GOP Calls on Gov. Abbott for Fourth Special Session on Vaccine Mandates

As Texas watches companies defy Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting employer mandated vaccines, the Republican Party of Texas is calling on Gov. Abbott in an open letter to order a fourth special session to address the issue.

The Republican Party of Texas threw their support behind legislation advanced by State Representative Brian Harrison (R-Midlothian) in House Bill 168. Harrison’s bill requires informed consent of the patient; if the patient refuses the treatment, no penalties may be enacted against the person. It also allows the State of Texas to sue any company on behalf of an individual penalized for refusing.

The Republican Party of Texas urged Gov. Abbott to take action as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has in prohibiting vaccine mandates through legislative-enacted statutes.