🇺🇸@COVID19Up: A group of House Republicans is requesting (https://www.yahoo.com/video/house-republicans-press-usaid-4-205304400.html) answers after the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year $4.7 million grant (https://www.usaspending.gov/award/ASST_NON_72066921CA00006_7200) to EcoHealth Alliance.
“USAID’s decision to award EcoHealth Alliance additional federal funding is misguided and deeply concerning,” Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), said in a statement. He and 25 other Republicans sent a letter on Monday (Feb. 7) to USAID Administrator Samantha Power, requesting additional information about the grant.
“EcoHealth used money from their last federal grant to fund dangerous, gain-of-function coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology before the pandemic,” Reschenthaler added.
“Under the leadership of Dr. Peter Daszak, EcoHealth has failed to comply with federal reporting requirements, given the U.S. government the runaround, and attempted to impede research into the lab leak theory. That’s why I introduced a bill to defund EcoHealth.”
“They’ve proven they can’t be trusted to put the American people ahead of the demands of the CCP. Additionally, my colleagues and I want to know if USAID was aware of EcoHealth’s involvement with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the organization’s track record of deception when they awarded them the grant, and if they will continue to funnel taxpayer dollars to controversial research or CCP labs.”
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