When it comes to national security, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States or CFIUS, was created at the Treasury Department to review
mergers, acquisitions, or takeovers by foreign investors. Yet, CFIUS has no meaningful way to reviewing foreign direct investment for its impact on our nation’s economic security. As foreign direct investment in the United States continues to break records,
it is past time to think about U.S. economic and national security interests jointly – and the implications of foreign ownership over sensitive sectors of our economy.