Dr. Joyce, China Task Force Release Final Report & 400+ Realistic Recommendations
Washington, September 30, 2020
Tags: National Security
Washington, DC – Today Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) and his fellow members of the China Task Force released their final report outlining the Chinese Communist Party’s threats to our nation and offering more than 400 solutions to bolster America’s national security.
On the China Task Force, Dr. Joyce has served as co-chair of the Technology and Competitiveness committees. As the only physician on the task force, he has prioritized efforts to secure America’s medical supply chain and return jobs home to America.
“In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are waking up to the threat of the Chinese Communist Party. From combating global public health threats to defending our networks and equipping Americans to lead in global innovation, we must act now to confront the growing threat of the Chinese government.
“After months of collaboration and strategizing, the China Task Force has put forth more than 400 realistic and achievable solutions to strengthen our national security, protect American values, and secure our place in international leadership for years to come. This comprehensive strategy addresses issues ranging from securing the medical and national security supply chain to exposing human rights abuses and combating Chinese government-sponsored interference in American institutions.
“As part of this strategy, I have introduced legislation to return the mining and production of vital minerals home to America, to combat Chinese interference in American higher educational institutions, and to prevent future biothreats by prohibiting further manipulation of the human genome.
“It has been an honor to serve on the China Task Force and help lead Congress’ strategy to both hold the Chinese government accountable and confront its growing influence. This is the framework for combating the aggressive Chinese Communist regime. While our work on this report is coming to a close, our commitment to the cause continues. I will keep fighting to defend the American people and equip America to lead the way in the 21st century.”
Led by Chairman Michael McCaul, the China Task Force has met with more than 130 experts to provide insights as the members developed solutions for their comprehensive action plan. The report includes more than 400 recommendations. Of those, 180 are legislative recommendations, of which 64 percent are bipartisan and one-third have already passed either the House or the Senate.
Since May, Dr. Joyce has penned several op-eds about the Chinese Communist Party’s threats to Pennsylvanians and our nation. Read more: