ERIC SCHMITT, Senator for Missouri

WASHINGTON –  Today, Senator Eric Schmitt, prior to the consideration and reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, led a letter calling for reform at the CDC to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Senator Bill Cassidy – Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee:

“Abuse of power and bureaucratic overreach have riddled the CDC, and the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the serious flaws that exist within the CDC. We saw unprecedented abuses of power during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the CDC was the tip of the spear. We need top-down reform of the CDC andCongressional oversight, and we need it now,” said Senator Eric Schmitt.  

Cosigners of the letter include Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), and Senator JD Vance (R-OH).


The letter proposes the CDC: