After both the House and Senate unanimously approved the measure, Biden signed a bill to declassify COVID’s origins.
Having earlier issued his first veto since taking office, rejecting a bill that would have reversed a Labor Department rule on ESG investing, President Biden signed a bipartisan bill late on Monday that directs the federal government to declassify as much intelligence as possible about the origins of COVID-19.
The vote tallies meant that the measure would likely have survived a presidential veto had Biden opted to withhold his signature.
According to a report published on Sunday in the Wall Street Journal, the US Energy Department supports the theory of lab leaks on COVID origins, which was based on a secret intelligence report given to the White House and key congressional leaders.
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