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Rep. Good Introduces Health Agency Check-Up Act

July 30, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S Representative Bob Good (VA-05) introduced the Health Agency Check-Up Act, a bill that would establish a BRAC-style commission to review the reporting and regulatory practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an effort to eliminate unnecessary regulatory and administrative burdens and reduce political or redundant reports.

"America's public health agencies have lost the trust of many Americans, especially as they issued inconsistent, unscientific guidance throughout the COVID pandemic," said U.S. Representative Bob Good (VA-05). "In an effort to hold these agencies accountable, my Health Agency Check-Up Act would reduce the size and scope of the bureaucracy, de-politicize scientific research, and save taxpayer dollars. It's time that these agencies are audited after decades of unchecked regulation."

“The pandemic has made it crystal clear: The CDC, NIH and FDA have become far too politicized. I’m grateful to Rep. Bob Good for introducing a bill that would help clean up these agencies from having too much undue partisan influence over American peoples' lives." — Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03)

Full bill text HERE

Background:

Federal health agencies have come under fire for recent controversies, including:

Cosponsors: U.S. Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Ronny Jackson (R-TX), Chip Roy (R-TX), and Yvette Herrell (R-NM)

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