Now that Republicans have control of the House, they are working to end China’s influence on the U.S. once and for all.
Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) introduced a bill Thursday morning that would end federal funding of the World Health Organization (WHO), citing the WHO’s promotion of abortion and gender ideology, as well as praise of China during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Titled, “No Taxpayer Funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) Act, the bill vows to no longer let the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) gain control of Americans’ hard-working money.
“Funneling millions of taxpayer dollars to the corrupt World Health Organization that serves the Chinese Communist Party is a slap in the face to hardworking American families struggling under record high inflation, and to all those whose lives and livelihoods were ruined and destroyed by the COVID pandemic,” Roy said in a statement.
“The WHO not only regularly promotes abortion and radical gender ideology but also praised China for their ‘leadership’ at the beginning of COVID-19 and has done nothing to hold the CCP accountable for the spread of COVID-19. It is far past time for Congress to use its power of the purse to cut off U.S. funding to this corrupt international body just like the Trump Administration did,” the statement continued.
Contributions to the WHO have risen to hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
The WHO is behind a lot of the lockdowns and draconian COVID restrictions.
These are not elected officials. They’re not even American government officials.
American taxpayer dollars should be spent on Americans.
The Daily Wire reported:
With Republicans now in control of the House, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) reintroduced legislation Thursday to defund the World Health Organization and raised concerns about China’s influence over the group.
The bill, titled ‘‘No Taxpayer Funding for the World Health Organization Act,” cracks down on contributions to the WHO that have risen to hundreds of millions of dollars annually, making the United States one of the United Nations agency’s largest donors.
“Funneling millions of taxpayer dollars to the corrupt World Health Organization that serves the Chinese Communist Party is a slap in the face to hardworking American families struggling under record high inflation, and to all those whose lives and livelihoods were ruined and destroyed by the COVID pandemic,” Roy said in a statement given to The Daily Wire.
The legislation takes aim at the two types of contributions to the WHO. “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the United States may not provide any assessed or voluntary contributions to the World Health Organization,” the bill states.
Assessed contributions are “required dues a government agrees to pay when it becomes a member,” while voluntary contributions “fluctuate annually and are often earmarked for specific projects,” according to the Congressional Research Service.
Roy, a conservative who is a firm believer in Congress’ “power of the purse” as a means to enact change, has accused the WHO of “siding with the communists in China” over concerns that the group helped Beijing cover up the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. His bill is the latest salvo in recent years over U.S. contributions to the WHO as the group faced scrutiny for how it responded to the health crisis.
After the bill was introduced, messages of support flooded social media: