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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Republican Leader on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement applauding the White House for releasing a report outlining a strategic approach for the U.S. relationship with China.

“I applaud the White House for recognizing the need to return to ‘principled realism’ with respect to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The CCP has always framed its relationship with the United States as a great power competition, and we can no longer deny this reality. With this strategic approach, the Trump Administration is setting out to reverse decades of complacency towards the CCP and to better secure American leadership on the world stage. As Chairman of the China Task Force, I look forward to working with the Administration, and hopefully my friends across the aisle, on legislative recommendations that will address this challenge head on.”