Con­gress moves bill re­quir­ing de­clas­si­fi­ca­tion of Covid-19 ori­gins in­fo to Biden's desk

A bill that re­quires the Di­rec­tor of Na­tion­al In­tel­li­gence to de­clas­si­fy new in­for­ma­tion on the ori­gins of Covid-19 passed the House unan­i­mous­ly on Fri­day. The bill sim­i­lar­ly cleared the Sen­ate last week, and now heads to Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s desk.

The White House hasn’t of­fi­cial­ly re­leased a state­ment on whether Biden will sign the bill, but he al­so has not in­di­cat­ed that he would ve­to it. In 2021, Biden told the US in­tel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty and gov­ern­ment labs to in­crease their ef­forts to reach a con­sen­sus over the two com­pet­ing the­o­ries on how Covid-19 start­ed.

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