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Rep. Jackson Combats China’s Influence with New Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) will introduce legislation to counter China’s grip on America’s pharmaceutical supply chain in order to protect America’s national security and as a part of his ongoing commitment to standing up to the Chinese Communist Party’s military and economic aggression.

Jackson said: “I have long said that America needs to have a self-sufficient pharmaceutical supply chain to ensure we have safe and accessible access to our medications, and I am proud to be taking action on this issue as a Member of Congress. China’s military growth and predatory economic practices pose a grave threat to the United States, and, if left unchecked by the Biden Administration, could have disastrous consequences. For example, our relationship with China has really been tested throughout the pandemic because China controls access to things like PPE and the manufacturing of our pharmaceuticals which are critical components of America’s pandemic response. President Trump was clear that keeping America First meant making sure we are not dependent on foreign adversaries for supplies and resources that are key to our survival. I call on Speaker Pelosi to bring my legislation up for a vote so we can send a strong message to the Chinese Communist Party: America is the world’s only global superpower, and we refuse to rely on authoritarian dictatorships like the one in Beijing.”

Jackson is a member of the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees.

Additional background from the Washington Free Beacon can be found here. Text of the legislation can be found here.

Co-sponsors include Representatives Jim Banks (IN-03), Chip Roy (TX-21), María Salazar (FL-27), Brian Mast (FL-18), Yvette Herrell (NM-02), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Jody Hice (GA-10), Tom McClintock (CA-04), Scott Franklin (FL-15), and Jim Baird (IN-04).