House unanimously tells Biden to declassify information about the origins of Covid-19

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The House of Representatives voted unanimously on a bill that would call on the White House to declassify the origins of Covid-19 on Friday.

The House voted 419-0 on Friday before the House left for the weekend.

The bill, which was sponsored by Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, already passed the Senate by unanimous consent.

“This is a great first step in holding China accountable for this crisis, and I urge President Biden to sign it immediately. The American people deserve to know the truth,” Mr Hawley said in a statement upon its passage in the House.

The legislation would require that the Director of National Intelligence must declassify any information about links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origins of Covid-19, including activities performed on behalf of the People’s Liberation Army, China’s military.