On Wednesday evening, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) bill, the ‘COVID Origins Act of 2023.’
The bill, which was announced on Monday, requires 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, according to a press release from Sen. Hawley’s office.
Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) are cosponsoring the legislation.
Senators Hawley and Braun previously introduced the COVID Origins Act of 2021 which passed the Senate unanimously, the press release notes.
“In March 2020, Senator Hawley was the first member of Congress to call for an international investigation into China’s cover-up of the spread of coronavirus and, in April 2020, introduced legislation to allow American citizens to sue the Chinese government for damages,” the release goes on to say.
Hawley celebrated the win, tweeting, “Tonight the Senate UNANIMOUSLY passed my bill to declassify all the intelligence the government has on #covid origins. Let the people see the truth!”
Read the full bill below: