Republican Bill Aims to Bolster Oversight on NIH Grant RecipientsEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Congressman Mike Turner (R-Ohio) has introduced legislation to ensure oversight and transparency of all grantees and subgrantees who are awarded funds for research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the wake of growing concerns that the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic may have been caused by a man-made virus escaping from a Chinese lab that received U.S. funding. The EMPOWER NIH Act was authored in response to a lack of oversight for grants provided to nonprofit EcoHealth, which then gave those research funds to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). There is suspicion that the WIV misused the funds to perform gain-of-function experimentation on coronaviruses, which can make them more lethal and was banned by NIH at the time. “The U.S. had blind faith that all federal dollars for health research went to fight disease. However, the pandemic exposed how American taxpayers might have unknowingly funded …Read More

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