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Rubio Statement on Pro-China Trade Amendment

May 27, 2021 | Comunicados de Prensa

Washington, D.C.  U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after voting against an amendment to the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act co-sponsored by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mike Crapo (R-ID). 

“It is critical that our legislative effort to compete with China doesn’t inadvertently end up benefiting the Chinese Communist Party. Unfortunately, like far too many components of this package, this amendment fails to meet that bar,” Rubio said. “If the stated purpose of the bill before us is to make our nation more competitive, especially in light of our reliance on China for basic products, including personal protective equipment, it makes no sense to support a provision that cuts tariffs on products made in China.”