WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom Tiffany (WI-07) led 14 of his House colleagues in introducing the No WHO Pandemic Preparedness Treaty Without Senate Approval Act. This legislation would require any convention or agreement resulting from the work of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) intergovernmental negotiating body to be deemed a treaty, requiring the advice and consent of a supermajority of the Senate. The legislation comes as the WHO continues to move the pandemic treaty process forward and is expected to formally present a draft to member states for consideration.
“The United Nations-linked World Health Organization is a corrupt organization that President Trump got us out of, but President Biden disgracefully rejoined,” said Congressman Tiffany. “The United States should be in charge of our own pandemic policy; we should never outsource that power to an international bureaucracy that behaves like a puppet of Communist China. This legislation puts congressional oversight and transparency into what otherwise could be bad medicine for America’s public health.”
“The WHO, along with our federal health agencies, failed miserably in their response to COVID-19. This failure should not be rewarded with a new international treaty that would increase the WHO’s power at the expense of American sovereignty,” said Senator Ron Johnson. “I’m proud to reintroduce this legislation to hold the WHO accountable for their failures and increase transparency for the American people. The sovereignty of the United States is not negotiable.”
After the Biden Administration’s failed COVID-19 response and the WHO’s mismanagement of the pandemic, which included ignoring early warnings from Taiwan about the outbreak of Covid-19 and reinforcing lies from the Communist Chinese Party that there was, “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission,” Americans remain skeptical of continuing infringements on personal liberties and freedoms. The legislation would provide more transparency in WHO agreements and a constitutional check on the administration.
14 Members of Congress cosponsored Rep. Tiffany’s No WHO Pandemic Preparedness Treaty Without Senate Approval Act, including: Representatives Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Lauren Boebert (CO-03), Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05), Lance Gooden (TX-05), Paul Gosar (AZ-09), Diana Harshbarger (TN-01), Erin Houchin (IN-09), Mary Miller (IL-15), Troy Nehls (TX-22), Chip Roy (TX-21), Keith Self (TX-03), Pete Sessions (TX-17), Bryan Steil (WI-01), and Claudia Tenney (NY-24).
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) has introduced identical legislation in the Senate. He is joined by 43 Senators, including: Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Lee (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rick Scott (R-FL), John Hoeven (R-ND), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Mike Braun (R-IN), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Katie Britt (R-AL), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Rand Paul (R-KY), John Cornyn (aR-TX), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Todd Young (R-IN), John Boozman (R-AR), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Kevin Cramer (ND), Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), James Risch (R-ID), James Lankford (R-OK), John Thune (R-SD), Tim Scott (R-SC), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Josh Hawley (R-MO), J.D. Vance (R-OH), John Kennedy (R-LA), Pete Ricketts (R-NE), Ted Budd (R-NC), and Mike Crapo (R-ID).