Republican Florida Rep. Anna Paulina Luna introduced legislation Wednesday that aims to prevent the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from returning to its heavy handed COVID-era policies during future pandemics.
The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the legislation, which is titled the Terminate CDC Overreach Act. The bill would amend existing law to ensure that the communicable and pre-communicable framework is limited to people who are proven to be infected or shown to be very likely infected through clinical tests, contact tracing and clinical presentation.
It would also require the CDC to “show the science” by updating science briefs regularly and publishing them with each recommendation, guidance or policy that the agency used. The bill would also include an expedited consideration of a joint resolution of disapproval for the CDC’s emergency measures, giving Congress the power over CDC decisions that have significant impact on the economy. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans Demand Data Guiding CDC’s COVID Guidelines)
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“The economic and social upheaval the CDC caused by abusing their authority is nothing short of unprecedented. One too many American families know the personal harm this has caused to their children, jobs, and pocketbooks. It’s high time we check the CDC’s power so that it is NEVER allowed to exploit a crisis like this again,” Luna told the Caller before introducing the bill. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Republicans Launch Probe Into Massive Teachers Union’s Influence On CDC, Demand Communications)
The legislation was cosponsored by Republican Reps. Mary Miller of Illinois and Eli Crane of Arizona.