Bipartisan House Panel Cuts NIH Funding For Wuhan Animal Lab Following WCW Advocacy

Posted by Amanda Nieves
16 July 2021 | Blog


UPDATE (7/29/21): This legislation has been passed by the House of Representatives and now awaits action by the Senate.

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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.

Following over a year of advocacy by WCW, the bipartisan House Appropriations Committee just voted to prohibit National Institutes of Health funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the agency’s 2022 funding bill. The amendment was led by Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) and garnered bipartisan support.

Taxpayer funds from the NIH, the State Department and the Pentagon supported WIV’s dangerous coronavirus experiments on animals that experts–and a growing majority of taxpayers–believe caused the pandemic.

But with yesterday’s vote, Congress has now taken action to prevent funding for the Wuhan animal lab from all of these agencies. In addition to the NIH defund, the Democrat-led House funding panel recently voted to cut off DOD and State Department funding for WIV.

The NIH’s 2022 funding bill also prohibits taxpayer funding for gain-of-function experiments in adversarial nations, including China, Russia, Iran and North Korea. Prompted by a recent WCW exposé, the legislation also requests information on oversight of NIH-funded animal labs in foreign countries.

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!

Blog Comments

DEFUND ALL ANIMAL TESTING ASAP. DEFUND THE WUHAN INSTITUTE OF VIROLIGY ACT. OUR TAX MONEY SHOULD NOT BE USED TO TORTURE THESE PRECIOUS AND INNOCENT ANIMALS. IT IS BARBARIC AND PURE EVIL THE WAY THESE PRECIOUS ANIMALS SUFFER. NEED TO STOP THIS EVIL PRACTICE ASAP. SHAME ON YOU

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