Dr. Joyce Introduces China Task Force Legislation
Washington, October 22, 2020
Tags: National Security
Washington, DC – Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) this week joined House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and fellow members of the China Task Force to introduce legislation to counter the growing threats of the Chinese Communist government and secure America’s leadership for the 21st century. The China Task Force Act would require Congress to enact a comprehensive legislative response to the threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party to the United States of America and to freedom, democracy, and human rights around the world.
The China Task Force recently released its final report, which includes 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.
“The China Task Force wrote a playbook for combating the aggressive Chinese Communist regime and countering its growing threat to our nation. From combating global public health threats to defending our networks and equipping Americans to lead in global innovation, we must act now,” said Dr. Joyce. “The China Task Force Act will help us implement these commonsense solutions to protect Americans and hold the Chinese government accountable. Now more than ever, Congress cannot stand by while the Chinese Communist Party continues to gain control and influence. Defending Americans’ safety and security must transcend political divides, and I urge Speaker Pelosi and Democrats in Congress to support the China Task Force Act and work with us to protect the American people and secure our nation’s leadership for the 21st century.”
Dr. Joyce is the only medical doctor serving on the China Task Force. He has prioritized efforts to secure America’s medical supply chains and bring the manufacturing of prescription drugs and other health care supplies, including PPE, back to America and to our friendly allies.
As a member of the China Task Force, Dr. Joyce also has 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.