Government and Politics
March 20, 2023
Today Senator Josh Hawley's COVID Origins Act of 2023 was signed into law by President Biden. The legislation requires the Biden administration to declassify intelligence related to any potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origins of the Covid pandemic.
“Today President Biden finally signed my COVID origins bill into law, following its unanimous and bipartisan passage in Congress,” said Senator Hawley.
“The American deserve to know the truth behind the origins of the pandemic and we must begin the process of holding China accountable.”
Senator Hawley's COVID Origins Act of 2023 passed the Senate unanimously for the second time early this month and subsequently passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 419-0. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) previously introduced the COVID Origins Act of 2021 in May 2021, which passed the Senate unanimously.
In March 2020, Senator Hawley was the first member of Congress to call for an international investigation into China’s cover-up of the spread of coronavirus and, in April 2020, introduced legislation to allow American citizens to sue the Chinese government for damages.