WASHINGTON— Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today highlighted legislation he supports to hold China accountable for the role they played in the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Chinese government and the communist party lied about where COVID-19 originated and covered up how bad it really was for months,” Mullin said. “They are directly responsible for the pandemic which has cost us too many lives and livelihoods, all while completely devastating our economy. I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure China is held accountable for their actions.”
Legislation Mullin has cosponsored includes:
- R 6863, the COVID-19 Accountability Act: If China doesn’t assist in any COVID-19 investigation by the U.S., our allies, or U.N. affiliate, as well as close all wet markets and release all pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong, then President Trump can impose multiple types of sanctions on them.
- R. 1811, the Countering the Chinese Government and Communist Party’s Political Influence Operations Act of 2019: Requires the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to counter political influence campaigns, ensure U.S. citizens are protected and Chinese nationals living temporarily in the U.S. know intimidation or surveillance by the Chinese government is an unacceptable invasion of their rights.
- Res. 909, Support an International Investigation of China’s Handling of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Condemns China’s actions during the pandemic. Shows U.S.’ support for an international investigation into the handling of COVID-19 by the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the impact on the U.S. and other nations. Calls for a mechanism to get compensation from the Government of China for the harm, loss, and destruction they brought upon the world.