Tonight the United States Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) bill, the COVID Origins Act of 2023, to require the Biden administration to declassify intelligence related to any potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and the origins of the Covid pandemic. The bill is cosponsored by Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.).
Senators Hawley and Braun announced the COVID Origins Act of 2023 on Monday. Senators Hawley and Braun previously introduced the COVID Origins Act of 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.