Dr. Anthony Fauci, the highest-paid official in Washington, D.C., principal medical adviser to the White House, and longtime head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is one of the most powerful individuals in American history (NIAID).
Despite Fauci’s significant influence on the US government’s coronavirus response, nothing is known about his financial investments since the outbreak began. Now, one Republican senator is attempting to rectify the situation.
According to Fox News, Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) is introducing the FAUCI Act, which would oblige the government to publicly reveal the financial details of officials such as Fauci, who previously called Marshall a moron for questioning his stock trades.
Fauci argued that his knowledge was public when addressed during a committee hearing.
Contrary to Fauci’s statements, the public is still unaware of his stock trades since the outbreak began, according to Forbes.
His exact salary during the last couple of years, as well as details on probable royalty payments, are likewise unknown. His most recent disclosure, dated 2019, is believed to have been heavily redacted.
According to Forbes, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been hesitant to reveal around 1,200 pages of Fauci’s declarations, which include information regarding potential conflicts of interest, and will not begin sharing anything until February 1.
According to the Washington Examiner, Marshall’s bill would compel the Office of Government and Ethics to publish Fauci’s information upfront on its website rather than requiring the public to go through the time-consuming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process. A list of confidential filers whose declarations are not public would also be required under the measure.