Dear Friend,

This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and sought hospital care in November 2019, a full month before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) publicly reported any COVID-19 cases.  This revelation has prompted major concerns regarding the virus’ origins and the efforts to hold the CCP accountable.

Despite mounting evidence that the pandemic started in a Chinese lab and the CCP covered it up, House Democrats continue to remain indifferent about the CCP’s role in the pandemic.
 
I recently joined more than 200 of my colleagues in the House Republican Conference demanding Speaker Pelosi launch an investigation into the origins of COVID-19.  It has been nearly 18 months since COVID-19 emerged from Wuhan, China, and House Democrats have not held a single hearing on the origins of COVID-19 despite House Republicans asking numerous times to devote congressional investigatory resources to examining the claims that the pandemic started in a Chinese lab and that the CCP covered it up.
 
Although House Democrats have been mum on this new circumstantial evidence, it’s certainly gaining the attention of the Biden Administration.  They appear to share the concerns of House Republicans.  President Biden’s Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra said, “we have to understand how COVID-19 surfaced, we have to understand how it spread so we can try to make sure we are prepared for next time” and “[a] COVID origins study must be launched…to fully assess the source of the virus and the early days of the outbreak.”
 
Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden Dr. Anthony Fauci, when asked if he was confident COVID-19 developed naturally, said, “no actually, I am not convinced about that, I think we should . . . investigate what went on in China.”
 
It is also evident that the United States cannot rely upon the World Health Organization (WHO) for a thorough investigation due to the CCP’s ability to influence the agency’s review process.
 
Congress should be using every investigative authority and tool that it has.  Every American family that lost a loved one deserves answers about the origin of this terrible virus.  House Republicans have consistently called on Speaker Pelosi to uncover this truth.  It is more than past time for House Democrats to join us in this battle.