McMorris Rodgers Statement on the China Task Force Report

Washington, D.C.– Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican Subcommittee Leader on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, released the following statement on the China Task Force’s report on the Chinese Communist Party’s economic and security threats to America. 

“I applaud Leader McCarthy, Chairman McCaul, and every member of the China Task Force for their work on this comprehensive report and for identifying actions America must take to beat China and lead in the global economy. The Chinese Communist Party has a long history of aggressive actions to get ahead, oppress human rights, and expand their power and influence 

Here is what this report makes clearer than ever before. When America leads and innovates, the CCP steals and lies. When America upholds free speech, China censors. When America empowers individuals and promotes freedom, the CCP surveils, controls and aids other hostile regimes. This is a battle for the ideals that have defined our way of life and made America a beacon of hope for billions of people around the world.  

For America to win the future, I agree Congress should make these Task Force recommendations a priority. We took action on solutions yesterday by passing the American COMPETE Act. This is a package of bills I led on with my colleagues for America to win the race against China in emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence. It passed with overwhelming bipartisan support on both the Energy and Commerce Committee and in the People’s House. 

Note: The China Task Force Report included recommendations that Congress take action on the American Competitiveness on More Productive Emerging Tech Economy (COMPETE) Act (H.R. 8132). This bill is led by McMorris Rodgers and Republican members on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce. It passed the House by voice vote on Tuesday and aims to restore American global competitiveness in emerging technologies like AI, blockchain, 3D printing, and quantum computing.

Recent Posts

McMorris Rodgers Introduces Bill Expanding Service Opportunities for Disability Community

Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) reintroduced the Hannah Cvancara Service Act (H.R. 7405) to empower individuals with a non-service-connected amputation to serve the United States Armed Forces as medical personnel. This legislation was inspired by Hannah Cvancara, a Spokane resident who suffered a childhood amputation that disqualified her from serving […]

McMorris Rodgers, Cantwell Applaud Approval of Disaster Declaration for Spokane County Following Devastating Wildfires

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in Spokane County and ordered federal assistance to supplement recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Gray Fire and the Oregon Road Fire in August 2023. After the announcement, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) […]

Feb 15, 2024

McMorris Rodgers Helps Pass Bipartisan Bill to Block President Biden’s LNG Export Ban, Unleash American Energy

Washington D.C. – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped the House of Representatives pass the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act (H.R. 7176) to reverse President Biden’s American liquified natural gas (LNG) export ban. She released the following statement after the vote: “The President’s decision to impose a ban on new permits […]