(NewsGlobal.com)- Republicans in the House want to prevent the federal government using taxpayer funds to help support any activities that are taken on by the World Economic Forum, and they’ve introduced a new bill that would block any economic support to it.
The organization, which is not associated with any government entity officially, promotes global governance as well as a centralized yet undemocratic authority.
The new legislation is being sponsored by GOP Representatives Lauren Boebert, Tom Tiffany and Scott Perry. It was introduced in part because the WEC was surrounded by controversy during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it is alleged to have advanced a social agenda that leans heavy toward corporations and the left.
The lawmakers say that the WEC also weaponized issues such as climate change so they could try to implement some of their main tenets of what they call the “Great Reset” theory, which includes a move such as abolishing all private property.
The new bill, called the “Defund Davos Act,” would essentially prohibit any taxpayer funds from ever supporting the ambitions of the WEC. It follows along previous efforts that came out of the Trump administration to become more individualistic and withdraw from international groups such as the World Health Organization.
The bill’s text reads:
“No funds available to the Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development, or any other department or agency may be used to provide funding for the World Economic Forum.”
The WEC pushes a very progressive agenda since it has deep partnerships with many of the leading corporations in the world. The group relies on corporations in the private sector to implement some of the policies that it has sanctioned, including digital banking and a social credit score. But, to really succeed, it needs the cooperation of officials from governments across the world.
The WEC hosts an annual summit in Switzerland, in the city of Davos, which is where the bill draws its name from. That summit typically hosts heads of state and high-level officials within various governments.
The group also tries to coordinate and make inroads with a younger generation of politicians, through a program they call the Young Global Leaders.
The Defund Davos Act targets multiple federal agencies with the U.S. government. One of those agencies, the United States Agency for International Development (also known as USAID), has been heavily scrutinized during the pandemic.
The agency was alleged to have sent taxpayer money to a non-profit organization based in the U.S. that worked with a lab run by the Chinese Communist Party that is suspected to be the center of where COVID-19 could’ve originated from.
In addition to that, USAID has given its support to initiatives that supposedly provided pandemic preparedness, including the EcoHealth Alliance. This is very controversial, as the Republican lawmakers say, as they have done research on bats in regard to the coronavirus, which could’ve manipulated some pathogens that would ultimately make them much more harmful to humans.