Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the release of the China Task Force report. The China Task Force was comprised of 15 House Republicans representing 11 committees, including several Armed Services Members. In compiling its recommendations the Task Force heard from 130 experts, including policy experts, business leaders, and Members of Congress.
"China presents a unique challenge to America's interests and security. Confronting China will take a whole of government approach. We cannot rely on the military or on our diplomats alone; Congress also has an important role. That is why the China Task Force report is so important. It lays out a practical action plan that Congress must follow if our country is to deal with China successfully, maintain our competitive edge, and keep America safe. It is a plan I fully support and one I hope my colleagues will pursue in the years to come."