UPDATE (7/29/21): This legislation has been passed by the House of Representatives and now awaits action by the Senate.
In May, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that permanently defunds the Wuhan Animal Lab. Now, their counterparts in the House of Representatives are taking action.
The House Appropriations Committee just unanimously voted to prohibit taxpayer funding for the Wuhan lab. The amendment to the State Department’s 2022 funding bill was introduced by Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA).
House Appropriations Committee Votes To Prohibit Funding To Wuhan Institute Of Virology https://t.co/ez2n8Anm6J
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 2, 2021
House appropriators add a measure to the State Department funding bill for FY22 to bar federal funds from going to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
House Appropriations Committee just voice voted it in the manager’s amendment at the beginning of its markup.
— Jack Fitzpatrick ☘️ (@jackfitzdc) July 1, 2021
Taxpayer funds from the State Department, along with money from the NIH and the Pentagon, supported WIV’s dangerous coronavirus experiments on animals that many believe caused the pandemic.
The committee also adopted an amendment by voice vote to bar federal funds from going to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. This comes as conservatives argue that Covid-19 was released from the lab either by accident or intentionally — a theory the Biden admin is now investigating
— Alice Miranda Ollstein (@AliceOllstein) July 1, 2021
The bill now goes to the full House of Representatives for a vote, then to the Senate, then to the President for his signature! We are working our tails off to make sure it becomes law, and will keep you posted.
In the meantime, you can take action! Urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor the Defund the Wuhan Institute of Virology Act and permanently prohibit taxpayer funding for this dangerous and cruel lab!