Summary: H.Con.Res.97 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/17/2020)

This concurrent resolution establishes the Joint Select Committee on the Events and Activities Surrounding China's Handling of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus to investigate and report to Congress and the executive branch, including recommendations on

  • the origins and causes of the coronavirus (i.e., the virus that causes COVID-19);
  • certain coronavirus-related policies, decisions, and activities by the government of China;
  • accountability for policies, decisions, and activities related to influencing the World Health Organization's response to the coronavirus outbreak;
  • vulnerabilities in the U.S. domestic and global supply chain to combat a global pandemic due to reliance on Chinese manufacturing;
  • information related to lessons learned from China's handling of the coronavirus; and
  • actions the federal government should take in response to China's handling of the coronavirus.