The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) placed heavy burdens on America through its anti-COVID measures, which many are still recovering from. Representative Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) has introduced a bill designed to prevent such authoritarian abuse of power by the CDC from occurring again.
Named the Terminate CDC Overreach Act, Rep. Luna's bill seeks to reinterpret how the CDC responds to disease outbreaks. At its core, her press release says, "the CDC would still be able to act in areas of outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics, but would have to tailor policies to individual people, rather than industries or activities (i.e., schools)."
For example, Rep. Luna described that the CDC can only shut down a school if there is proof a person with a confirmed illness was present and spreading it.
Additionally, the communicability of a disease will focus only on people who are confirmed infected or likely to be, rather than the "may be infected" system used during COVID-19.
Similarly, the CDC must "show the science," as Luna put it, by regularly updating briefs to justify policy recommendations they have issued.
Third, if Congress intends to issue a joint resolution of disapproval and thus undo a recommendation, it will be given expedited consideration, ultimately giving Congress the final say. Notably, Luna's bill says Congress can overturn the CDC's recommendation at any time once it takes effect.
The Daily Caller obtained a quote from Luna, who said, "The economic and social upheaval the CDC caused by abusing their authority is nothing short of unprecedented. One too many American families know the personal harm this has caused to their children, jobs, and pocketbooks. It’s high time we check the CDC’s power so that it is NEVER allowed to exploit a crisis like this again."
On the campaign trail, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) announced earlier in November that he would seek to "conduct a major overhaul of the CDC, NIH, and FDA, and bring a reckoning to Deep State bureaucrats like Anthony Fauci."