My Position on China

The United States can no longer stand for China’s malign influence, human rights abuses, and dishonest behavior. The Chinese Communist Party has ramped up building nuclear weapons, steals secrets from American companies, and threatens overall global stability. China represents a generational threat, and America must stand up so our adversaries around the world will stand down.

As your Representative, I’ll keep fighting against the CCP’s human rights abuses and deceptive trade practices that threaten the safety and security of every American. 

In Congress, I have: 

  • Co-sponsored H.R 6319. the Falun Gong Act, legislation to authorize President Biden to sanction anyone who has directly or indirectly contributed to forced organ harvesting in China.
  • Sent a letter to Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman and Subcommittee on Waters, Oceans, and Wildlife Ranking Member Cliff Bentz urging them to oppose any effort to attach extraneous language prohibiting the purchase, sale, or transport of farmed mink to China-related legislation. 
  • Co-sponsored H.Res. 909, House resolution to support an international investigation into the handling by the Government of the People’s Republic of China of COVID-19. 
  • Voted in support of H.R. 7900 National Defense Authorization Act, legislation that strengthens our military readiness, invests in modernized capabilities, deters aggression from our adversaries, and gives American troops the largest pay raise in history.
  • Co-signed a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin demanding stricter oversight of the federal funding ban on Confucius Institutes at American colleges and universities.
  • Co-signed a letter to President Biden calling on his administration to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization
  • Co-sponsored H.R. 5806, the Exposing China’s Belt and Road Investment Act of 2021, legislation to require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review any investment in the United States by a foreign person that results in China’s direct or indirect control of that business or property; and involves the acquisition of real estate in the United States and the establishment of a U.S. business on such real estate.
  • Co-sponsored H.R. 2578, the Paris Transparency and Accountability Act, legislation calling for the Paris Climate Agreement to be renegotiated, or a new agreement reached, that would result in all major emitters, including China, reducing their emissions to levels comparable to the United States. 
  • Opposed H.R. 2272, the America CONCEDES Act, legislation that appeases China and hurts America, while spending money we do not have on programs with no relevance to China. Most shocking was the failure to include any meaningful accountability measures in response to the CCP’s long history of genocide, human rights abuses, and slave labor.
  • Co-sponsored H.R. 1263, the End College CCP Act, legislation to limit Federal funding for institutions of higher education that have partnerships with the Communist Party of China
  • Co-sponsored H.R. 5806, the Exposing China’s Belt and Road Investment in America Act of 2021, legislation to require a review of the People’s Republic of China investments in the United States by the Committee on Foreign Investment.
  • Co-sponsored H. RES. 90, a resolution supporting an international investigation into the handling by the Government of the People’s Republic of China of COVID–19.
  • Co-sponsored H.R. 4792, the Countering Communist China Act, the counterproposal to Sen. Schumer’s expensive and ineffectual Endless Frontier Act, and the toughest China legislation introduced in the 117th Congress. 
  • Co-sponsored H.R. 4821, the Combating the Persecution of Christians in China Act, legislation to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the persecution of religious minorities in China.

To see a full list of legislation sponsored and supported by Congressman Owens, click here.

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