Rep. Chip Roy of Texas and other House Republicans are supporting legislation that would prohibit the United States from paying the World Health Organization.
The language of the proposal, according to a copy released by the Washington Examiner, declares that “the United States may not contribute any voluntary or assessed contributions to the World Health Organization.”
According to a news release, Roy was quoted as saying that “funneling millions of American taxpayer dollars to the fraudulent World Health Organization that supports the Chinese Communist Party is a huge slap in the face to the hardworking American people struggling under record high inflation and gas prices, and to all those whose lives and businesses were destroyed and damaged by the COVID pandemic.”
Despite the fact that there are some people in the United States who would be overjoyed by the possibility of reducing the amount of money given to the WHO by the United States government, it is highly unlikely that this idea would ever become law because Democrats control both the Senate and the White House. Roy has already proposed the legislation.
“The WHO not only advocates for abortion and gender ideology that is extremely radical on a daily basis, but it also commended China for their “leadership” at the start of COVID-19. The WHO has not taken any action to hold China accountable for the spread of COVID-19. It is long past time for Congress, like the Trump Administration, to exercise its veto authority to shut off US funding to this corrupt international agency,” Roy Stated, according to the press release.
Reps. Tom McClintock of California, Mary Miller of Illinois, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Andrew Clyde of Georgia, Matt Rosendale of Montana, Diana Harshbarger of Tennessee, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Dan Bishop of North Carolina, Paul Gosar of Arizona, John Moolenaar of Michigan, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Pat Fallon of Texas, Greg Steube of Florida and Wesley Hunt of Texas joined Roy in introducing the bill. The press release also includes the name “Huggins” of Louisiana, which appears to be a misspelling for Rep. Clay Higgins.