Hawley COVID Origins Bill Unanimously Passes House, Awaits Biden’s Signature

Friday, March 10, 2023

Today Senator Hawley’s COVID Origins Act of 2023 passed unanimously in the House of Representatives. The bill will require 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 the House passed my COVID origins bill with bipartisan support, sending it to the President’s desk,” said Senator Hawley. “This is a great first step in holding China accountable for this crisis, and I urge President Biden to sign it immediately. The American people deserve to know the truth.”

Senator Hawley’s COVID Origins Act of 2023 passed the Senate unanimously for the second time last week. Senators Hawley and Braun 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.

Read the full text for the COVID Origins Act of 2023 here.