WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Republican Whip and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Ranking Member Steve Scalise (R-La.) and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) slammed President Biden’s plan to support a proposal waiving international patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines:

 

“Operation Warp Speed built on decades of smart policy protecting American innovation. The result was the fastest delivery of a safe and effective vaccine in human history that is saving millions of lives across the globe. President Biden’s cave to progressive special interests threatens all that hard-won progress and will make the next life-saving medical breakthrough much harder to pull off. Stripping innovators of their constitutionally protected patents will undermine innovation, weaken our international competitiveness, and only help communist China, the country that spread the pandemic.”