Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) delivered a passionate speech on the House floor this week in opposition to Democrats’ legislation which fails to adequately address the threat of China:
“Let’s be clear – China is one of the largest national security threats our nation faces. Addressing this threat will require a whole of nation approach with policies to enable the United States to not only compete — but beat — China.
This legislation fails to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, the Democrats have once again rushed through a massive package riddled with partisan and unvetted policies, ignoring input from Republicans. We cannot address the threat of China in a partisan manner. Too much is at stake.
The Democrats blocked consideration of all my common-sense amendments, which would have prevented known Chinese spies from entering our nation, stopped C-C-P officials from taking advantage of our higher education system, and sanctioned those responsible for forced abortions and forced sterilizations of Uyghur women.
This legislation fails to adequately protect America from the threat of China.”
View her full speech here.