With the world in turmoil and China flirting with the idea of invading Taiwan, along with the country’s ever-growing influence in America, one House Republican is introducing legislation to prohibit the U.S.’s greatest adversary from influencing the State Department.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) recently introduced a bill aimed at barring the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from furthering its influence in the U.S. federal government.
Green introduced the No CCP Consultants Act, which, if enacted, would prevent the secretary of state from entering into contact or negotiation with the governments of China and Russia, both of which are adversaries to the U.S.
“We must guard against the Chinese Communist Party and its web of espionage,” Green recently told The Epoch Times upon introducing his bill.
Under Green’s legislation, entities such as China’s military, the CCP’s security and intelligence agencies and Chinese companies sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department would be prohibited from seeking “advisory and assistant services” with the department, as would any entity owned by the Kremlin.
“Anyone who has the CCP as a client better be aware of the kind of regime they’re getting into business with,” Green said.
“This regime regularly commits cyber attacks against the United States and does everything in its power to weaken us and our allies. The CCP has no qualms about spreading disinformation, propaganda, and outright lies. The kind of firm that wants to do business with the CCP should not be trusted to work for our State Department,” the Tennessee congressman added.
Prioritizing our national security means keeping adversarial regimes far away from the State Department.https://t.co/wBnXrNUg7Q
— Rep. Mark Green (@RepMarkGreen) November 2, 2023
Concerns over China’s influence over the U.S. exploded after the CCP-ruled country decided to fly a spy balloon over America in February 2023. At the same time, Chinese officials were responsible for hacking over 60,000 emails from the State Department around the time Secretary of State Antony Blinken was having talks with officials in Beijing, China.
Green said that the CCP is a “direct threat to our national security” that “[steals] our advanced technologies,” as reported by ZeroHedge.
“[Communist China] has its hand in our port cranes, our children’s phones through TikTok, land near military installations, our farmland, our supply chain, and the devaluation of the dollar,” he said.