On Wednesday, Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ), along with Congressmen Chip Roy (R-TX) and Ralph Norman (R-SC), sent a letter to House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Ranking Member Gregory Meeks (D-NY) urging them to advance legislation to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO) and prohibit using funds for U.S. participation in the organization. Congressman Biggs’ legislation—H.R. 79, The WHO Withdrawal Act—and Congressman Roy’s legislation—H.R. 343, the No Taxpayer Dollars for the World Health Organization Act—counter the Biden Administration’s threats to surrender America’s public health guidance to the WHO.
“Public health decisions in America ought to be made by elected officials here in America—not executives from an international organization in Geneva, Switzerland. The Biden Administration cannot grant more authority to an organization that is compromised by Communist China and that has repeatedly issued ineffective health guidance during the COVID global emergency. I’m grateful for Congressmen Roy and Norman for supporting my letter and remain hopeful that the House Foreign Affairs Committee advances our legislation,” said Congressman Biggs.
“The WHO failed in its response to COVID-19, it is wholly out of step with the American people’s values, and it should lose every single penny of U.S. taxpayer money it gets. Republicans must stand up for the American people, their freedom and basic fiscal sanity, by telling the Biden administration, the WHO, and public health establishment to go pound sand,” said Congressman Roy.
“As we examine the lessons learned from Covid, our nation’s involvement with the World Health Organization deserves extensive scrutiny. I can think of no other worldwide organization that has failed so miserably at its purpose and mission than the WHO, which is why I’m urging the House Foreign Affairs Committee to help distance the United States from that organization. I want to thank Rep. Biggs for his leadership on this important issue,” said Congressman Norman.
Cosigners of the letter are: Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN), Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL), Rep. Eric Burlison (R-MO), Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV), Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), Rep. Barry Moore (R-AL), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), and Rep. Bob Good (R-VA).
The letter may be read here.