August 24, 2021

NOTE: The below briefing document was delivered to Members of Congress and their staffs on August 23, 2021.

Dear Staff and Members,

Since the start of the pandemic last year, over 618,000 Americans have died and our economy has been hit harder than anyone has experienced in nearly a century. However, Congress has done little to investigate how this pandemic started even though a shared understanding of this pandemic is key to preventing the next one.

Empower Oversight Whistleblowers & Research (“Empower Oversight”) has prepared the attached briefing document to explain the existing oversight mechanisms created by Congress to investigate the origins of this pandemic. Sentiment across the country is growing for answers. This analysis is offered to Congressional Leadership, members, staff, and the public as a constructive roadmap to improving the existing tools and authorities to get answers for the American people about how this pandemic started.

A link to the briefing document be found here.

Empower Oversight.