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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) released the joint statement below following Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s call for additional funds for the Bureau of Industry and Security – the Department’s enforcement arm for export controls.

“Before we agree to work with Secretary Raimondo to provide additional resources to the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Department of Commerce must institute necessary reforms to keep U.S. technology from our adversaries. Resources alone will not address the shortcomings in our export control regime. Revoking Huawei licenses, adding BGI and Inspur subsidiaries to the Entity List, or cutting SMIC off from U.S. technology is not a matter of money, but political will. Any conversation about additional resources must be matched with actions that demonstrate BIS is being reformed into a true national security agency that will do what needs to be done to counter China and other adversaries.”