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Washington, D.C. – Today, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced that House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul (R-TX) will serve as a China legislation conferee. 

“The CCP poses a generational threat to the U.S. and our freedom-loving allies around the world,” Rep. McCaul said. “They are brutally oppressing their own people, committing genocide, expanding their military reach, and carrying out territorial aggression against their neighbors, including Taiwan. I am hopeful this conference process will produce a more credible national security effort than the partisan legislation Democrats forced through the House. Congress owes it to the American people to pass a bill that takes the growing CCP threat seriously.”

“Throughout his time in Congress, Michael McCaul has made it his mission to make America safe,” Leader McCarthy said. “As the Republican Lead on Foreign Affairs and the China Task Force, he has led the fight to counter the CCP’s malign influence for years. There is no question that the CCP is an urgent threat that affects every American. But Leader McCaul has the expertise, the courage, and the determination to help us not only compete with them, but defeat them. I am proud to appoint him to the conference committee.”