House Votes 419-0 to Force Biden Administration to Declassify ALL Information About COVID Origins and Wuhan Lab Leaks: Bill Now Heads to President’s Desk
The House voted unanimously for the Biden administration to declassify all information related to the origins of COVID.
The vote passed 419-0 on Friday, with all members of Congress backing the attempt to make links to the Wuhan lab and documents about the start of the virus public.
The bill now heads to President Biden’s desk for his signature after passing it by the Senate earlier this month.
It would require the Director of National Intelligence to release all information, the declassification of “any and all information related to possible links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origin of the coronavirus disease.”
The vote comes two weeks after an Energy Department report indicated that COVID likely leaked through an accidental leak at a laboratory in China.
The House voted unanimously for the Biden administration to declassify all information related to the origins of COVID, including documents about the investigation into whether it was leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (above)
FBI Director Christopher Wray also said on March 1 that the bureau believes the virus likely originated in a laboratory accident.
The rest of the US government is divided on theories about the genesis of the pandemic that led to lockdowns and restrictions.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Biden COVID adviser who retired from government last year, said he still believes it was probably a natural occurrence.
However, he has insisted that he is still “open-minded” about the theories and the origins may not be known for years, if ever.
He has faced constant scrutiny and was accused earlier this week of trying to exclude experts who supported the lab leak theory because they did not fit his “narrative.”
In an interview on Fox News on Thursday, Fauci denied the allegations.
Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, who introduced the bill, said passage was the first step in finally holding China accountable.
“Today, the House passed my COVID origins bill with bipartisan support and sent it to the president’s desk,” said Senator Hawley.
“This is a great first step in holding China accountable for this crisis, and I urge President Biden to sign it off immediately. The American people deserve to know the truth.
The vote passed 419-0 on Friday, with all members of Congress backing the offer to make public the links to the Wuhan lab and documents about the start of the virus.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Biden COVID adviser who retired from government last year, has said he still believes it was probably a natural occurrence.
US intelligence agencies are divided on whether a laboratory leak or animal spill is the likely source of the deadly virus.
Experts say the true origin of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 1 million Americans, may not be known for many years, if ever.
“Transparency is the cornerstone of our democracy,” Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said during the debate.