🎶 STOP, in the name of waste 🎶
A new Senate bill introduced by Waste Warrior Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) would cut payouts to any taxpayer-funded grantees that violate federal law or refuse to answer questions from Congress.
To find the truth about COVID-19, we need to follow the science—and the money. WATCH ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/sZ7wiXovaC
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) June 19, 2021
The commonsense accountability bill—the Stop The Outlay of Payments (STOP) Act (S. 2056)—was inspired in part by our exposé of the shady non-profit EcoHealth Alliance that secretively sent your tax dollars to the notorious Wuhan animal lab.
We uncovered that EcoHealth—the poster child for waste, fraud and abuse—repeatedly broke the law by failing to disclose how much of your money it shipped there for dangerous and cruel coronavirus experiments on animals that many experts believe caused the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite breaking the law, Ecohealth raked in over $19 million in new federal grants since the pandemic began, and another $1.5 million in pandemic bailout money for an outbreak it may have helped cause!
I’m pushing to cut off U.S. taxpayer funding of organizations—like the Wuhan Lab-linked EcoHealth Alliance—that disregard federal law. MORE ⬇️ https://t.co/OYHLXemj7O
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) June 30, 2021
A version of the Stop The Outlay of Payments (STOP) Act has also been introduced in the House by Congresswoman Debbie Lesko.
I’m introducing a bill to protect tax dollars from funding organizations that violate the terms of their federal grants, like EcoHealth Alliance which received grant funds after it failed to disclose how much it funneled to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. https://t.co/Lu1I2ZNk9A
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) June 23, 2021
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The Wuhan lab-linked EcoHealth Alliance refuses to provide answers on the origins of COVID-19, yet continues to be rewarded w/taxpayer $. Unacceptable.
I’m working to stop the flow of your tax dollars to orgs like EcoHealth that fail to obey federal law. https://t.co/vnM5GZFQOz
— Joni Ernst (@joniernst) September 27, 2021
Join our effort by telling Congress to permanently defund the Wuhan Animal Lab!