On Wednesday, night the United States Senate unanimously passed Senator Mike Braun and Senator Josh Hawley’s 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 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.
This was the second major bill led by Senator Braun to pass the Senate this week, after his measure to strike down Biden’s ESG investment rule for Americans’ retirement savings passed on a bipartisan vote Wednesday night as well.