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Ranking Member Risch on Final Passage of China Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement 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.”