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May 06, 2020 | Press Releases

Steube Cosponsors Legislation Demanding for Official Report on WHO

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) cosponsored H.R. 6665, directing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar to submit a report on the actions of the World Health Organization (WHO) to address the spread of the virus responsible for COVID-19.

The World Health Organization was aware of this pandemic early on and chose to parrot Communist China’s propaganda rather than notifying the world of this imminent public health threat,” Steube commented. “There needs to be a full and thorough investigation into their management of this pandemic and a complete audit of their leadership.”

Dr. Li Wenliang tried to warn the public about COVID-19 in December of 2019 and was silenced by the Chinese government. Subsequently, on January 14, 2020, the WHO tweeted “preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus.” President Trump halted WHO funding in mid-April due to their continued praise and defense of China during COVID-19.

This follows Steube’s cosponsorship of H.R. 6471, which requests that Congress award the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to Dr. Li Wenliang.

You can read the full bill text here.