In a rare moment of bipartisanship, both Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives have voted unanimously to declassify information on the origins of COVID-19. The bill will now be sent to President Biden for his signature.
The move comes amid growing concerns about the origins of the virus, which was first detected in Wuhan, China in late 2019. While some experts believe that the virus originated from an animal source, others suspect that it may have escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan.
The bill requires the Director of National Intelligence to declassify any information related to the origins of COVID-19 that is currently being held by U.S. intelligence agencies. This includes any intelligence related to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which has been at the center of controversy over its possible role in the outbreak.
The decision by both parties to support this bill is significant, given the current political climate in Washington. It shows that lawmakers are willing to put aside their differences when it comes to matters of national security and public health.
However, not all Democrats are on board with this decision. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Pete Aguilar has signaled that his party would not support a bill to declassify intelligence related to COVID-19 origins. This could create some tension within the party as they move forward with this issue.
Regardless, this bipartisan effort sends a strong message that Congress is taking seriously its responsibility to investigate and uncover the truth about how this pandemic began. It also highlights how important it is for our government officials to work together for the greater good.