Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Congressman Robert Wittman (R-VA) have introduced the World Deserves To Know Act, legislation that seeks to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for their intellectual property theft, multiple human rights abuses, and sanctions Chinese Health Agency officials until there is an independent, unimpeded investigation into the origins of COVID-19.
This legislation would also instruct President Biden to work with the Intelligence Community to identify members of the Chinese Communist Party involved in the persecution of whistleblowers and citizen journalists and sanction them for human rights abuses.
“As the leader of the free world, the United States must hold Chinese Communist Party officials accountable for their unconscionable actions,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “In addition to intellectual property theft, the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in the genocide of their own minority Uyghur population, the ongoing repression in Hong Kong, and blatant coverup of the origin of COVID-19 - which has led to an economic crisis and loss of human life across the globe, including the loss of nearly 600,000 Americans. A thorough, unimpeded investigation is necessary to determine the extent of their actions and prevent the Chinese Communist Party from financially benefitting, in any form, especially at the expense of the American people.”
“We cannot allow China to impede a free and fair investigation into the origins of COVID-19,” said Wittman. “Nor can we tolerate China’s suppression of information which could prove critically important to preventing future pandemics. The sanctions imposed by the World Deserves to Know Act pave the way to uncover the truth about COVID-19’s origins.”
Read more about the bill here.