Chairman Newhouse Leads Bill Protecting American Lands from Chinese Communist Party

Today, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) introduced the No American Land for Communist China Act to prevent the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from purchasing any land adjacent to federal land.
“The Chinese Communist Party is at our doorstep, and we best not let them in,” said Chairman Newhouse. “I have been closely watching the rise in cases of the CCP’s attempts at undermining our institutions. From spying on sensitive national security sites to buying up American farmland, it is clear we are vulnerable to their malicious efforts. This bill strengthens our domestic defenses and protects critical federal lands against these foreign actors that aim to deepen their already dangerous influence on the world stage.”
The legislation currently has 34 cosponsors, including Western Caucus Vice Chairs Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Celeste Maloy (UT-02), Adrian Smith (NE-03), Tom Tiffany (WI-07) and Ryan Zinke (MT-01), as well as Western Caucus Members Reps. Kelly Armstrong (ND-AL), Jody Arrington (TX-19), Jim Baird (IN-04), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Jerry Carl (AL-01), Lori Chavez-Deremer (OR-05), John Duarte (CA-13), Jake Ellzey (TX-06), Pat Fallon (TX-04), Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03), Mike Flood (NE-01), Harriet Hageman (WY-AL), Clay Higgins (LA-03), Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11), Carol Miller (WV-01), and David Valadao (CA-22). Other co-sponsors of the legislation are Select Committee on the CCP Chairman John Moolenaar (MI-02), Reps. Rick Allen (GA-12), Troy Balderson (OH-12), Tim Burchett (TN-02), Mike Collins (GA-10), Glenn Grothman (WI-06), Darin LaHood (IL-16), Mike Kelly (PA-16), Cory Mills (FL-07), Chris Smith (NJ-04), Claudia Tenney (NY-24), and Randy Weber (TX-14).
This bill would prohibit any agent of the CCP, or any business owned by the CCP, from purchasing land adjacent to federal land in the U.S. This protects our military installations, national labs, and land with critical resources from being purchased by our greatest adversary.
Full bill text can be found here.

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