Game Over: Chip Roy Delivers Bad News To The World Health Organization

Representative Chip Roy reintroduced legislation to defund the World Health Organization (WHO). He raised concerns about the influence that China has on the organization.

The bill, “No Taxpayer Funding for the World Health Organization Act,” brings to the forefront what contributions have been made annually, with the US being one of the United Nations agency’s largest donors.

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Roy said, “Funneling millions of taxpayer dollars to the corrupt World Health Organization that serves the Chinese Communist Party is a slap in the face to hardworking American families struggling under record-high inflation and to all those whose lives and livelihoods were ruined and destroyed by the COVID pandemic.”

The bill states, “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the United States may not provide any assessed or voluntary contributions to the World Health Organization.”

The Congressional Research Service states that assessed contributions are “required dues a government agrees to pay when it becomes a member,” while voluntary contributions “fluctuate annually and are often earmarked for specific projects.”

Roy is a firm believer in Congress’s “power of the purse” to make a change and has accused WHO of “siding with the communists in China.”

In the spring of 2020, Then-President Donald Trump said he planned on halting the funding to the WHO while his administration reviewed its handling of COVID. He said the group “severely mismanaging and covering up” the threat.

In response to Trump, Rep. Nita Lowey said, “President Trump must stop his petty, counterproductive political games.”

“The coronavirus cannot just be defeated here in the United States. It has to be defeated in every conceivable location throughout the world.”

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In 2021 Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, announced the United States would resume supporting the World Health Organization and join its COVAX vaccine initiative. t

Roy then introduced legislation to slash WHO funding, but the House, then controlled by the Democrats, did not take any action on the bill.

Roy’s new bill stands a better chance with Republicans in control house, but it will be difficult to get it passed with Democrats still in charge of the Senate.

More on this story via Daily Wire.

“The WHO not only regularly promotes abortion and radical gender ideology but also praised China for their ‘leadership’ at the beginning of COVID-19 and has done nothing to hold the CCP accountable for the spread of COVID-19,” Roy said in his statement to The Daily Wire. “It is far past time for Congress to use its power of the purse to cut off US funding to this corrupt international body just like the Trump Administration did.”