Arrington Introduces Bill to Demand Accountability from the World Health Organization
The WHO is Accountable Act would ensure taxpayer money is not used to fund a corrupt international organization without needed transparency
WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) introduced theWHO is Accountable Act, a Republican Study Committee (RSC) initiative, to prohibit the Biden Administration’s plan to rejoin the World Health Organization without any conditions of improvement.
“From the outset of the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has aided and abetted the Chinese Communist Party in covering up their incompetence and spreading misinformation about the origins of COVID-19. It is reckless for the United States to engage with such a compromised organization without demanding accountability,”said Rep. Arrington.“Biden’s decision was weak and is a page right out of Obama’s apology and appeasement policy, which discarded American security interests for merely being liked by the international community.”
“Republican Study Committee members in this bill are holding the Biden Administration accountable. Rejoining the WHO and giving taxpayer money to an organization run by China and complicit in the COVID-19 coverup without asking for a single change in their way of business is irresponsible and defies common sense,”stated RSC Chairman Jim Banks.
This legislation prohibits the spending of American taxpayer dollars on re-entering the WHO or funding the organization without the Biden Administration’s certification that the WHO meets the following conditions:
·WHO isn’t involved in a coverup of the CCP’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
·WHO isn’t under the control or significant malign influence of the CCP.
·WHO puts in mechanisms to increase transparency and accountability in its operations to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse.
·WHO adopts meaningful reforms to ensure humanitarian assistance isn’t politicized and provided to those with the most need.
·WHO grants observer status to Taiwan.
·No funds are diverted to corrupt regimes like Iran, North Korea and Syria.
Full text of the legislation can be found here.