E&C Republicans: Biden Admin Must Declassify ALL COVID-19 Origins Reports
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy Rodgers (R-WA), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chair Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, & Grid Security Chair Jeff Duncan (R-SC) today released the following statement regarding the declassification of all reports regarding the origins of COVID-19:
“The Biden administration must stop keeping these reports from the American people. It must move to declassify all these reports immediately. We support the strong bipartisan actions taken in the Senate. It shouldn’t take an act of Congress to force the administration to help uncover the truth around one of the most important public health questions of our time,” the Chairs said. “In 2021, Energy and Commerce Republicans, called on the Biden administration to declassify its information on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Biden officials are dragging their feet and have not done it. That is unacceptable. The American people deserve full transparency regarding what our government knows about how this pandemic started, how taxpayer dollars may have been spent on risky research, and if labs performing such research are upholding the highest standards of safety. We will not stop our investigation until the truth is revealed.”
In 2021, Energy & Commerce Republicans called on the Biden administration to declassify information around research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology Lab. CLICK HERE to read the letter.
In 2022, Chair Rodgers along with Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Chair Frank Lucas (R-OK) called upon the Biden administration again requesting declassification of reports related to the origins of COVID-19. CLICK HERE to read the letter.