H.R.6915 - Global COVID-19 Truth, Transparency, and Accountability Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 05/15/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Budget|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/15/2020 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6915 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/15/2020)
Global COVID-19 Truth, Transparency, and Accountability Act
This bill requires assessments of the response of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic.
The Department of State shall report to Congress on the effectiveness, transparency, and accountability of the WHO's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including an assessment of information about the pandemic that China conveyed to or withheld from the WHO. The report shall assess whether WHO regulations need to be updated and whether new mechanisms are needed to effectively address pandemics and increase accountability.
Materials submitted in support of the President's annual budget shall include an assessment of (1) whether institutional reforms at the WHO are needed to ensure accountability and effectiveness, and (2) whether U.S. contributions to the WHO should be withheld in the absence of such reforms.