Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the China Task Force Act, which he introduced this morning alongside China Task Force Chairman and House Committee on Foreign Affairs Lead Republican Michael McCaul (TX-10) and members of the China Task Force:
“For more than 40 years, we have seen China’s ruthless rise in power result in attacks on freedom and human rights around the world. And for far too long the United States’ policy of accommodation, as underscored by the Obama-Biden administration, has only continued to enable the Chinese Communist Party’s brutal dictatorship.
“House Republicans not only understand the complexities of the CCP threat, but through our work on the China Task Force, we put forward a comprehensive blueprint that will be critical in curbing China’s dangerous behavior and securing America’s prominence on the world stage.
“Today marks another milestone in our efforts to hold China accountable — the introduction of the China Task Force Act will help us implement the recommendations of the report, which will help make our country safer and more self-sufficient. Through our actions and priorities, House Republicans continue to act on our Commitment to America agenda to rebuild the greatest economy in a generation.
“Making America more secure and more prosperous should not be a political issue. Every member in this chamber, regardless of political party, should want to take a stand against China’s malign behavior and their violations of human rights. With the China Task Force Act, there will be an opportunity to go on the record to support realistic and meaningful solutions. Democrats should finally join us in holding the CCP accountable — our country, and the world, can no longer afford inaction.”