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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul, Republican Leader on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Chairman of the China Task Force, introduced two pieces of legislation that will further empower United States strategic competition against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
“The CCP is a generational threat and the U.S. must take decisive action to check their increasingly hostile activity around the globe and here at home. We must lead the free world in not only condemning their malign actions, but meaningfully countering their destructive behavior and stopping their totalitarian agenda from advancing any further. These bills will help take on this growing challenge.”
H.R. 7937: Countering CCP Malign Influence Act: Fully funds the Countering Chinese Influence Fund to provide dedicated resources to counter malign CCP activities, and ensures that the Fund is directed by an appropriate regional expert.
H.R. 7938: U.S. Information Abroad (USIA) for Strategic Competition Act: Revitalizes the historic U.S. focus on countering our great power competitor’s Marxist ideology and establishes a reimagined Active Measures Working Group to push back on CCP propaganda. This effort will direct, empower, and provide accountability and metrics for long-term messaging campaigns to advance US values and interests.
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Author: Caroline Campbell