Investigative journalist Sam Husseini reports:
“Over two years into the pandemic which has killed millions and ravaged the lives of billions around the world, there has been no Senate hearing and only a highly limited Republican-only House hearing on the origin of the pandemic.
Many threads of investigation would be available to a Congressional inquiry with subpoena power, but Congress has refused to move forward. Chinese cooperation is not needed. A host of US institutions involved with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and its US funder, Ecohealth Alliance could be questioned and examined: NIH, USAID through its PREDICT program, the Pentagon, the University of North Carolina, Harvard, University of California, Davis and University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
On May 26, 2021, the same day Biden "asked the Intelligence Community to redouble their efforts" to determine the origins of COVID, the Senate unanimously passed Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) bill to "require the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information relating" to COVID origin. But Speaker Nancy Pelosi has prevented the legislation from being taken up in the House.
Sen. Patty Murray, chair of the HELP Committee, consented in June 2021 to the establishment of a bipartisan committee review and report, but a year later, nothing has materialized.
When ranking members Rep. Steve Scalise and Rep. James Comer pressed for the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis and Committee on Oversight and Reform to take up the issue of pandemic origins, they were dismissed by the chairs of the respective committees, James E. Clyburn and Carolyn B. Maloney. The Democrats wrote on June 11, 2021: "We have confidence in the ability of the Intelligence Community and our diplomatic partners to conduct a robust inquiry into this important issue." They made clear they wanted to focus on real and alleged faults of Trump's pandemic response, including the notion that Trump was overly cordial with China…”