Chip Roy Unveils Bill To Defund The World Health Organization

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 04: U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (R) talks to Rep.-elect Chip Roy (R-TX) (C) and Rep.-elect Jim Jordan (R-OH) in the House Chamber during the second day of elections for Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 04, 2023 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is meeting to vote for the next Speaker after House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) failed to earn more than 218 votes on three separate Tuesday ballots, the first time in 100 years that the Speaker was not elected on the first ballot. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “President Trump must stop his petty, counterproductive political games,” said Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), who was chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee at the time.
  • “The coronavirus cannot just be defeated here in the United States, it has to be defeated in every conceivable location throughout the world.”
  • At the time, Roy quickly introduced legislation to slash WHO funding, but the House, then controlled by the Democrats, did not take any action on the bill.

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