McKinley Votes Against Democrat Bill That Fails to Hold China Accountable, Surrenders America's Competitive Edge
Democrats "America CONCEDES" Act Includes Far-Left Policies, Climate Initiatives, and Subsidies Benefitting China’s Economy
Washington, February 4, 2022
Washington, D.C. - Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01) issued a statement following his vote against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill that fails to address the growing threat from the Chinese Communist Party. The bill provides a variety of U.S. government subsidies and climate change initiatives that give Communist China a competitive advantage, while failing to hold them accountable.
"The Democrats’ "America CONCEDES Act" fails to protect America’s interests against the threatening behavior of Communist China," said Rep. McKinley.
"House Democrats rushed through this out-of-touch 3,000-page bill, which mentions coral reefs more times than China, and mentions climate change more than twice as often as national security. China stands to benefit far more than America from the billions of dollars included in Democrats' disastrous re-hashing of their far-left Green New Deal," said Rep. McKinley.
"We must hold China accountable for their blatant cheating, their role in the Covid-19 pandemic, forced labor, genocide, and pollution, but this bill fails to meaningfully address any of those issues. Democrats put China first and America last," said Rep. McKinley.
Other provisions in the Democrats’ bill that weakens U.S. competition:
Rep. McKinley offered several amendments to address some of the most harmful parts of the bill, including: