Sending Office: Honorable Brad Sherman
Sent By:
Zachary.Keck@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Dear Colleague:

There is a growing bipartisan recognition that America faces a comprehensive challenge from China. To ensure our strategies for addressing China’s rise are sound, and to ensure effective oversight, please join us in co-sponsoring the

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Act of 2019
. This legislation— which was introduced in the Senate by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Tim Kaine (D-KA)— harnesses the resources of at least ten government agencies to help
counter China’s multifaceted challenge to the United States.

Implementing many of the recommendations of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Act requires:

  • The Administration to assess and report on the potential vulnerabilities of the federal supply chain to Chinese threats;
  • The U.S. Trade Representative to assess whether it is in the national interest to bring a complaint against China at the World Trade Organization in coordination with U.S. allies and partners;
  • The Department of Justice to identify whether members of the Chinese Communist Party are intimidating U.S. residents, and ensure Chinese government publications distributed in the United States are clearly labeled as such;
  • The Director of National Intelligence to report on the effect of China’s existing and potential facilities along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the New Maritime Silk Road on freedom of navigation, sea control, and U.S. interests;
  • The National Counterintelligence and Security Center to report on the influence and propaganda activities of the Chinese Communist Party in the United States;
  • The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security to assess the implications of changes in the command structure of the Chinese Coast Guard;
  • The Department of Commerce and Federal Communications Commission to identify steps required to roll out a secure 5G wireless network;
  • The Comptroller General to assess potential risks involved in U.S.-China technical cooperation;
  • The Department of the Treasury to report on China’s enforcement of UN sanctions on North Korea;
  • The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to report on China’s trade-distorting practices and what it is doing to counteract their anticompetitive impact.

For more information or to co-sponsor the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Act of 2019 please contact Zachary Keck (Zachary.Keck@mail.house.gov) in Congressman Sherman’s office or Charles
Morrison (Charles.Morrison@mail.house.gov) in Congressman Gallagher’s office.

Sincerely,

 

Brad Sherman                               Mike Gallagher

 

Member of Congress                     Member of Congress

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Bill Type: 2565
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