House Officially Creates New Select Committee on China

Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives on Tuesday officially established the new Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, which is set to be chaired by Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.). The new panel will focus on “restoring supply chains and ending critical economic dependencies on China,” according to guidance provided by House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.).

Committee members also will examine ways to strengthen the military, end the theft of intellectual property and American personal data, and contrast “the Chinese Communist Party’s techno-totalitarian state with the values of the Free World.”

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said:

“We hope the select committee’s work will provide citizens and policymakers with new insights into our challenging relationship with China. The breadth and depth of the issues — including everything from economic competition and cyber espionage to China’s influence over our allies and global markets to military aggression and human rights violations — deserve constant focus and the development of new policy tools to address them.

“To be fully credible, the committee must appoint members from the Industrial Heartland whose communities have been devastated over the past two decades by the China economic shock. And Members would be wise to remember that voters are united in the need to confront China. Making this a bipartisan effort is necessary for our economic and national security. 

“As a partnership between American businesses and factory workers, the Alliance for American Manufacturing looks forward to working with the committee, sharing our research, expertise, and policy ideas.”