Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that for over a year—since we first exposed and cut secretive U.S. taxpayer funding for dangerous coronavirus animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology—WCW been working to permanently defund the Wuhan animal lab, where many experts believe COVID-19 may have leaked from.
“Did taxpayer-funded animal experiments cause the worst catastrophe of our time? It’s increasingly plausible and we need to take steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”
— White Coat Waste Project🥼🗑️ (@WhiteCoatWaste) June 11, 2021
Now, following WCW’s advocacy—including briefing Congress earlier this week—the U.S. Senate has taken unprecedented action to eliminate taxpayer funding for treacherous, wasteful and cruel experimentation at the Wuhan animal lab and throughout China.
The U.S. Senate advanced legislation that would prohibit taxpayer funding for state-run labs in China as well as for gain-of-function experimentation in China. https://t.co/OES99Xlfcf
— National Review (@NRO) May 26, 2021
Last night, the Senate unanimously approved two measures for inclusion in the bipartisan Endless Frontier Act (aka the U. S. Innovation and Competition Act) that crack down on this crazy spending.
First, the Senate passed an amendment introduced by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Roger Marshall (R-KS) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) that permanently prohibits taxpayer funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Today, the Senate unanimously agreed with me that not another dime of taxpayer dollars should be spent subsidizing Communist China’s state-run Wuhan Institute of Virology.
WATCH ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/jNbZF9S6W9
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) May 25, 2021
The Senate also passed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’s amendment to prohibit U.S. taxpayer funding for any gain-of-function experimentation in China.
U.S. Senate passes @RandPaul‘s amendment to permanently ban ALL funding of “gain-of-function” research in China.
“No taxpayer money should have ever been used to fund gain-of-function research in Wuhan, and now we permanently have put it to a stop.” pic.twitter.com/dyHz24h3dN
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) May 25, 2021
Today, the U.S. Senate passed my amendment that would permanently ban all funding of gain-of-function research in China. https://t.co/DJaNqIrgDa
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 25, 2021
These are the risky experiments that were taking place in Wuhan in which coronaviruses and other pathogens are supercharged and injected into animals to make them deadlier and more contagious to humans. We’ve been calling for them to be defunded since early this year.
— Kevin Battle (@KevinBattle) June 1, 2021
SENATE: The Senate chamber erupts into cheers after an amendment proposed by @RandPaul that bans US funding of gain-of-function research in China is passed by unanimous voice vote pic.twitter.com/8fQ6hAWpuW
— Forbes (@Forbes) May 25, 2021
We’ll keep you posted as this legislation works its way to the President’s desk. In the meantime, urge your member of the House of Representatives to defund the Wuhan animal lab!