Executive

published : 2023-09-08

Republicans Demand Release of COVID-19 Origin Records

Bill introduces hefty fines for non-compliance

A close-up of Representative Mike Turner of Ohio with a determined expression on his face, demanding further declassification of COVID-19 origin findings.

Representative Mike Turner of Ohio is calling for further declassification of COVID-19 origin findings by the Director of National Intelligence.

A photo of Representative Chip Roy of Texas and Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas holding a press conference, introducing the HHS COVID-19 Origin Transparency Act.

In a bid to increase transparency, Republicans Representative Chip Roy of Texas and Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas are introducing the HHS COVID-19 Origin Transparency Act.

An image of researchers in hazmat suits working in a laboratory, representing the urgency to uncover the truth about COVID-19's origins and potential cover-up.

This legislation would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to publicly release all records related to the emergence of the virus.

A shot of the HHS secretary with a stack of documents, symbolizing the required release of all unpublished and unreleased records on COVID-19's origins.

The bill aims to uncover the truth about COVID-19's origins, China's involvement, and any potential cover-up.

A picture depicting the bustling streets of Wuhan, China during the Fall of 2019, where sick researchers were present, as mentioned in the article.

The HHS secretary would be obliged to publish all unpublished and unreleased records, including information from Chinese organizations and coronavirus research.

An illustration of a magnifying glass zoomed in on a map of China, emphasizing the need to investigate China's involvement in COVID-19's emergence.

Additionally, the bill mandates the publication of records pertaining to sick researchers in Wuhan, China, during the Fall of 2019.

A snapshot of a medical research conference where experts discuss coronavirus research and its implications for vaccine development.

The HHS secretary would also be required to disclose any cooperation with Chinese research universities and concerns about bioweapon programs in China.

A scene showing the American flag and a padlock symbolizing national security, highlighting the importance of uncovering the truth about COVID-19's origins.

The bill specifies that if the HHS secretary fails to comply, the department will be obligated to pay off the national debt at a rate of $1 million per day.

An image of a pile of money and a calculator, representing the national debt that would need to be paid off if the HHS fails to comply with the bill.

Representative Chip Roy emphasizes the need for this legislation to provide much-needed transparency and answers.

A photo of members of Congress discussing the HHS COVID-19 Origin Transparency Act, showcasing the legislative process in action.

The legislation aims to uncover the truth about COVID-19's origins, China's involvement, and any potential cover-up, highlighting its importance for national security.

A photo of the Director of National Intelligence presenting findings on COVID-19's origins, demonstrating the role they played in the investigation.

Representative Roy will introduce the bill to the House, while Senator Marshall will bring it to the Senate floor next week.