The Time is Now To Hold China in Check

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INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.

Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed Barbara Comstock.

Price and Comstock look at the rapid rise of Communist China’s aggression and legislative action in the works to counter it.

The increased adversarial relationship with Beijing demonstrates why Congress needs to finalize a sound, bipartisan package to counter the growing Chinese threat.

  • The last week has proven troubling for the US-China relationship. We’ve not only learned that News Corp was hit with a cyberattack likely on behalf of China, but that President Xi and President Putin declared a “no limits” partnership in the wake of an ongoing international crisis with Ukraine.
  • While Beijing continues to increase its investments in R&D, Congress did take a step forward in meeting this threat head-on when the House passed its version of a bill to increase competitiveness with China – the America COMPETES Act.
  • Now, the Senate and House each have advanced their respective legislative packages (the Senate approved the USICA in 2021) but there’s no time to wait for partisan games.
  • Congressional leaders must deliberately work together in a bipartisan fashion to iron out the differences of their bills and send a final product to the President’s desk for his signature. The United States cannot afford to miss this opportunity.

 

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“Antitrust law protects American consumers from low-quality goods and services, but Google’s products are highly innovative and free for everyone. The Justice Department’s misguided lawsuit stretches antitrust law beyond its breaking point and risks breaking the very products that Americans love and use every day.”

Barbara represented Virginia’s Tenth Congressional District, was a senior appointee in the Justice Department, and worked as a Congressional aide. Her election marked her as the first woman elected to that seat. She was named as one of the “Top Ten Most Effective Lawmakers” in the 115th Congress by the Center for Effective Lawmaking, a joint effort of the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University.

According to a statement from Ms. Comstock, “During her time in Congress, Barbara was a leader on technology and cybersecurity issues, chairing the Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Research and Technology subcommittee, as well as serving on the Joint Economic Committee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the House Administration Committee. Her legislative achievements include passing legislation to promote women and disadvantaged populations in STEM, as well as expanding research in the technology space. Barbara also was the leader on anti-sexual harassment legislation in Congress, and legislation to tackle the opioid crisis and gang crime. She partnered with Senator McCain to reauthorize multi-year firefighter grants to increase innovation and public safety. While in Congress, Barbara was the only woman in the Virginia congressional delegation and the only Virginia member to chair a subcommittee.”

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