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Press Release: Risch, Crapo on Final Passage of China Legislation

By • June 11, 2021

The following Press Release was sent out on June 8, 2021 by Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo:

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, today released the following statements on the Senate’s final passage of the United States Innovation and Competition Act (S.1260):

“As I have said for years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) presents a grave threat to U.S. values and interests, and its malign influence across the globe puts our own freedoms at risk here at home,” said Risch. “Last month, 21 members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of my bipartisan Strategic Competition Act that provides a comprehensive approach so the United States can begin to compete with China for decades to come. I am happy to say a large number of the provisions I authored in that bill were included in the final package that passed the Senate today. However, I am disappointed that Leader Schumer directly blocked important national security provisions that our country desperately needs. I will continue my work to combat malign CCP influence in the United States and abroad.”

“This bipartisan, Senate-wide effort ensures the United States is positioned to compete on a fair playing field globally, especially with China,” said Crapo. “As Ranking Member of the Finance Committee, I secured inclusion of the Trade Act of 2021, a comprehensive trade bill to combat China’s manufacturing imbalances, threats to free and fair trade, and illicit activity which undermine America’s leadership in innovation. This bill and the broader U.S. Innovation and Competition Act will help stand up our efforts in pushing back against China and helping Idaho’s hardworking farmers, manufacturers, fishers, high tech microchip innovators, and families compete globally.”

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5 thoughts on “Press Release: Risch, Crapo on Final Passage of China Legislation

  1. Well, that’s awesome. Three hundred million dollars a year of stolen taxpayer money to create the (China is bad) boogyman narrative. Frickin disgusting.

    (a) Countering Chinese Influence Fund.—There is authorized to be appropriated $300,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2022 through 2026 for the Countering Chinese Influence Fund to counter the malign influence of the Chinese Communist Party globally. Amounts appropriated pursuant to this authorization are authorized to remain available until expended and shall supplement, not supplant, amounts otherwise authorized to be appropriated to counter such influence.

    1. To Idaho’s “esteemed” Senators: WE HAD A PRESIDENT who was kicking China’s red backside on every front (foreign policy, trade, economy) and who did more for Idaho’s “hardworking farmers, manufacturers, fishers, high tech microchip innovators, and families” in four years than you two cocktail circuit knuckleheads have done your whole time in Washington. You two didn’t lifted a finger to help him and only gave him lip service for support.

      But now you are all over the Chinese trade and competition issue and we should applaud you???? You submit a bill–how quaint–when you once had a president who fought like you-know-what and WAS WINNING the very same thing you now claim to care oh so much about. Go back to the cocktail circuit and stop insulting us.

      1. Sickening isn’t it? Like they think they are just gonna go on and nobody is gonna remember them being traitors to the people. If the vote is corrupted then we don’t have any power. We need to have an audit of our elections before 2022.

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