Employers who do not comply with the regime would be fined $70,000, escalating to $700,000 for “willful” or “repeated” violations.

Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has quietly slipped a provision to amend U.S. Code § 666 to levy $700,000 fines on companies that do not enforce highly controversial vaccine mandates into Democrats $3.5 trillion “reconciliation” budget bill, after Democrat president Joe Biden called for persecution of businesses with over 100 employees that do not force workers to take the vaccine.

The provision would allow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to fine companies $70,000 for not forcing employees to take the COVID vaccine, and escalate the fine to a staggering $700,000 for “willful” or “repeated” refusals to comply with the regime’s demands.

Located on page 168 of the 2,465 page bill is the new language that would allow the fines to be enforced under U.S. Code Section 666:

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT OF 1970.—Section 17 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 666) is amended— (1) in subsection (a) —   (A) by striking ‘‘$70,000’’ and inserting ‘‘$700,000’’; and (B) by striking ‘‘$5,000’’ and inserting ‘‘$50,000’’; (2) in subsection (b), by striking ‘‘$7,000’’ and inserting ‘‘$70,000’’; and (3) in subsection (d), by striking ‘‘$7,000’’ and inserting ‘‘$70,000’’

“The crippling change described on page 168 of the Democrats’ bill isn’t a typo or a clerical error,” Forbes reported. “It was inserted by design and, likely, with the hope that no one would notice before Democrats ram the bill through Congress.”

A whistleblower revealed this week that the Biden regime is ordering Border Patrol agents to be fired by November if they do not take the vaccine, stating in a letter that “We have learned that the Department of Homeland Security has threatened to fire Border Patrol officials who refuse to comply with President Biden’s vaccine mandate, noting that “failure to support these federal law-enforcement officials will only make the Biden border crisis work and make our country less secure.”

**By Gabriel Keane