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Chairs Guthrie, Rodgers Statement on End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement as the Biden administration lifts the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency:

“The Biden administration is finally acting on what the President unequivocally stated more than 6 months ago: ‘The pandemic is over.’ Of course, most Americans had acknowledged this reality long before the President’s declaration.

“By unnecessarily dragging out this emergency declaration, the Biden administration has severely damaged our government public health agencies’ credibility. As we seek to restore public trust in these institutions, it’s crucial we further expose what went wrong, hold government agencies accountable for authoritarian decisions, and look for opportunities to improve in the future. The American people deserve a government that is honest, transparent, and trustworthy, and House Republicans will work to provide that to them.”