House Republicans Introduce Bill to Declassify U.S. Holdings of Wuhan Virus Institute

The National Archives reported on May 14 that 14 House Republicans have introduced a bill that would require the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to declassify information related to the source of the Chinese Communist Party virus, with a focus on the Wuhan Virus Institute. The bill is led by Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Iowa).

Areas of concern include joint activities conducted by the Wuhan Virus Institute and the CCP military, coronavirus research occurring at the Wuhan P4 Lab, and any discomfort felt by researchers at the Wuhan P4 Lab in the fall of 2019.

In an interview with Fox News, Rep. Gallagher said, “And then, there’s the nature of the disease itself. If it were truly zoonotic or of animal origin, you would expect it to be most contagious in the host bat, less contagious in intermediate species like pangolins, and least infectious in humans. But the way the CCP virus is currently operating, it’s completely the other way around.”

The bill follows similar bills introduced in the Senate last month by Senator Josh Hawley (R-Texas) and Senator Mike Braun (R-Indiana).

The list of 14 Representatives who introduced this bill this time is as follows.

Mike Gallagher (R) Wisconsin

Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA)

Dan Bishop (R) New York

Jason Smith (Jason Smith) Missouri

Dusty Johnson (Dusty Johnson) South Dakota

Scott Perry (Scott Perry) California

Tom Rice (Tom Rice) South Carolina

Brian Babin (Brian Babin) Texas

John Rutherford (John Rutherford) Florida

Paul Gosar (Paul Gosar) Arizona

Bob Gibbs (Bob Gibbs) Ohio

Daniel Webster (Daniel Webster) Florida

Madison Cawthorn (New York)

Jody Hice (Joe) Joe State