Republican Trailblazer and Leader of GOP Hold-Outs Rep. Chip Roy Introduces Bold New Legislation

Jan 12, 2023 | Political News

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), who has made a name for himself after he led the negotiations with Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) last week to win concessions for the 118th Congress, has just introduced legislation to halt American funding to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The bill, titled “No Taxpayer Funding for the World Health Organization Act,” would prohibit taxpayer money from going to the WHO. The United States has given hundreds of millions of dollars to the organization with a $280 million contribution in December 2021, according to the WHO website.

“Funneling millions of taxpayer dollars to the corrupt World Health Organization that serves the Chinese Communist Party is a slap in the face to hardworking American families struggling under record high inflation, and to all those whose lives and livelihoods were ruined and destroyed by the COVID pandemic,” Rep. Roy said in a statement to The Daily Wire.

“The WHO not only regularly promotes abortion and radical gender ideology but also praised China for their ‘leadership’ at the beginning of COVID-19 and has done nothing to hold the CCP accountable for the spread of COVID-19,” Roy continued, according to The Daily Wire. “It is far past time for Congress to use its power of the purse to cut off US funding to this corrupt international body just like the Trump Administration did.”


The congressman introduced similar legislation in the last Congress, however, it was not voted on by the Democrat-controlled House.

Congressman Roy has been an ardent supporter of reestablishing Congress' role in the legislative process and taking back power from the executive branch.

On Wednesday, Roy's Press Office tweeted an excerpt of Federalist 58: “This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance.”

It is clear that with Roy now being a prominent member of the 118th Congress, the Republican Party is going to be even bolder in ensuring that the policy priorities supported by the voters will be voted on. Roy's vision of Congress' role harkens back to the founding of the country. If only more legislators would adopt that view, then perhaps America would be on a better path.

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