Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Texas Rep. Chip Roy will introduce legislation Thursday to abolish the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
The Daily Caller was first to be given a copy of the bill, known as the NIH Reform Act. It would replace the NIAID with three national research institutes. The Senate would have to confirm directors and they would only serve two five-year terms.
The National Institute of Allergic Diseases and Infectious Diseases would become the new three institutes. Each director would be appointed by the President subject to Senate confirmation.
Paul told the Daily Caller that they had learned a lot over the past years. Paul also stated that no single individual should be considered the ‘dictator in chief’ and should not have the power to make decisions regarding millions of Americans.
This bill was introduced to remove Dr. Anthony Fauci as Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and divide the responsibility among three new institutes. ”
The legislation is currently sponsored in part by Utah Senator Mike Lee, Tennessee Sen. MarshaBlackburn and Indiana Sen. Mike Braun.