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Ranking Member Risch on New Bipartisan, Comprehensive China Legislation

BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on his new bipartisan, comprehensive China legislation with Chairman Menendez entitled the Strategic Competition Act. This legislation lays out a strategic approach towards Beijing so that the United States can effectively compete with China for decades to come.

“It does a great service to the people of the United States and the world when we can find common ground on foreign policy issues,” said Ranking Member Risch. “The introduction of this legislation is one important step towards ensuring the United States is postured to compete with China for decades to come. I am pleased that Chairman Menendez has accepted a number of critical policy solutions from my own comprehensive China bill, the STRATEGIC Act, as I have accepted a great number of policy provisions that he has put forth. This bill tackles the Chinese Communist Party’s political influence across the globe, and importantly, in our own university system in the United States. I have long said that this needs to be addressed, and I am pleased this legislation includes a strong and actionable proposal to do just that. I look forward to a robust and inclusive amendment process for all the members of our committee when it marks up this legislation.”

Text of the Strategic Competition Act can be found here.