Daines Reintroduces Bill to Audit CDC Decision-Making Process
U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Steve Daines, along with a group of Republican senators, reintroduced the “Restore Public Health Institution Trust Act,” which would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the CDC’s decision-making and messaging process in light of past failures and provide recommendations to improve the agency’s approach. “The CDC’s confusing and often contradictory messaging regarding COVID-19 undermined trust in the very institutions Americans were looking to for guidance during the pandemic. It’s clear we need a review of the CDC’s actions to bring more transparency into their decision-making process and provide an avenue for accountability and potential reforms,” said Daines. U.S.