Jun 11, 2021
Roy introduces bill blocking Chinese Communist Party members from buying US land
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Rep. Chip RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene RoyMassie, Greene trash mask violation warnings from House sergeant at arms House rejects GOP effort to roll back chamber's mask mandate Three GOP lawmakers fined 0 for flouting House floor mask rules MORE (R-Texas) is introducing a bill on Friday aimed at blocking members of the Chinese Communist Party from buying land in the United States.
Although the Committee on Foreign Investments does review some attempts by foreign entities to buy U.S. land, the bill would completely stop CCP from buying either public or private land in the U.S.
The bill, called The Securing America’s Land from Foreign Interference Act, is being introduced by Roy along with Reps. Lance GoodenLance GoodenLoyalty trumps policy in Stefanik's rise, Cheney's fall GOP frustration with Liz Cheney 'at a boiling point' Blackburn introduces bill to require migrant DNA testing at border MORE (R-Texas), Ken BuckKenneth (Ken) Robert BuckConservative group pressuring lawmakers with financial ties to tech giants Facebook to resume political donations, but not for GOP who voted against certifying election Media safe harbor bill won't actually help local news MORE (R-Colo.) and Randy WeberRandall (Randy) Keith WeberTexas Republicans condemn state Democrats for response to official calling Scott an 'Oreo' House Republicans ask Pelosi to reschedule Biden's address to Congress McCarthy seeks shift from party's civil war MORE (R-Texas).
“In their quest for global domination, China has been buying up land and strategic infrastructure all over the world and in the United States,” Roy said.
“Direct Chinese investment in the US economy is a major threat to the American way of life and requires that we take serious action to thwart the Chinese Communist party (CCP) from ever seizing control of strategically valuable domestic assets in the US,” he added.
The U.S. has almost 30 million acres of farmland owned by foreign investors, Roy’s press release notes.
“In Texas, a Chinese based energy company purchased more than 130,000 acres of land near Laughlin Air Force Base and is now attempting to build a wind farm to access the U.S. power grid,” the press release reads.
China and the U.S. have been at odds this week over U.S. senators visiting Taiwan and the U.S. passing a bipartisan bill that improves the U.S.’s competitiveness against China.Tags Chip Roy Lance Gooden Randy Weber Ken Buck Chinese Communist Party
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G-7 Nations Call For WHO-Led Investigation Into COVID-19 Origins In China
G-7 nations filed a joint statement calling for a “timely” investigation into the origins of COVID-19 in China on Sunday.
The leaders of G-7 nations published a “shared agenda” on Sunday, the final day of the summit in the U.K. The agenda detailed dozens of initiatives, but also called for the World Health Organization (WHO) to lead an investigation into whether COVID-19 leaked from a research lab in China.
“We also call for a timely, transparent, expert-led, and science-based WHO-convened Phase 2 COVID-19 Origins study including, as recommended by the experts’ report, in China,” the statement read. (RELATED: Infectious Disease Expert Told Fauci In January 2020 That COVID-19 Looked Potentially ‘Engineered’)
Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli is seen inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan, capital of China’s Hubei province, on February 23, 2017. – The P4 epidemiological laboratory was built in co-operation with French bio-industrial firm Institut Merieux and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)
President Joe Biden has called for an international investigation into COVID origins, but the White House has said in the past that the U.S. should not lead the investigation. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki echoed the G-7 in May, saying the WHO is the “appropriate body” for such an investigation.
Biden has ordered the U.S. intelligence community to conduct a 90-day “review” of existing evidence on whether COVID-19 originated from a Chinese lab. The White House has said the U.S. review can happen alongside a potential WHO investigation.
“This is something that was ongoing. This is something that has been going on since March. The WHO doing their thing and the I.C. doing what they’re doing currently is not mutually exclusive. This is something that can happen at the same time,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said May 27.