Our recent Worldwide Waste report exposing the National Institutes of Health’s foreign aid for animal experiments continues to make waves on Capitol Hill.
13 of my @HouseGOP colleagues and I are demanding answers from the @NIH on the agency’s use of taxpayer dollars for foreign animal research, especially if those dollars are funding projects that put our nation’s national security and health at risk.
Full letter📰⤵️ pic.twitter.com/lz03u1QgNM
— Congressman Fred Keller (@RepFredKeller) July 26, 2021
Following recent action by the NIH’s bipartisan House funding panel, a coalition of House Republicans is demanding answers from the NIH about its funding of wasteful animal testing overseas.
Led by Waste Warrior Rep. Fred Keller (R-PA), the lawmakers—citing WCW’s recent investigation—write in a new letter, “we have concerns about NIH-funded foreign research that is wasting taxpayer dollars and putting national security and human health at risk…. New reports indicate that the NIH is shipping millions of tax dollars to dozens of facilities overseas to fund questionable projects like addicting to zebrafish to nicotine and getting mice drunk.”
You can read the full letter here.
Joining Rep. Keller on the letter to NIH are Reps. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Rick Crawford (R-AR), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Yvette Herrell (R-NM), Nancy Mace (R-SC), Brian Mast (R-FL), Ralph Norman (R-SC), Bill Posey (R-FL), Tom Rice (R-SC), W. Gregory Steube (R-FL) and Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ).
NEW: The Wuhan Institute of Virology was just one of DOZENS of Chinese institutions that received subgrant funding from Fauci’s NIAID since 2012 to pursue research on infectious diseases, federal spending data shows.https://t.co/MAdgzHrVft
— Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) July 29, 2021
After the Wuhan Institute of Virology disaster, we need to investigate other foreign research labs funded by the National Institute of Health.
I joined colleagues in sending a letter to the NIH inquiring about their oversight on other foreign animal projects. pic.twitter.com/AlGLWUcBva
— Congressman Greg Steube (@RepGregSteube) July 31, 2021
Is this how you want your money spent?! Tell the NIH to stop shipping your tax dollars overseas for animal testing!