U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) recently introduced a bill to require annual reporting on federal funds spent in China.
The bill, called the Our Money in China Transparency Act, would require detailed annual reporting on any federal funds spent on activities conducted in collaboration with China’s entities and institutions, Green explained in a press release.
“As our nation recovers from the devastating impacts of a virus unleashed on the world by the lies and dishonesty of the Chinese Communist Party, America’s taxpayers deserve a closer look at federal funds that currently go to entities in China,” Green said.
“My bill provides a detailed tabulation of every penny spent in any activity in collaboration with China’s institutions and entities. This is a common sense approach to ensure that we, the American people, have complete transparency about our money in China,” he added.
The bill is Green’s latest effort to put pressure on the Chinese Communist Party. In April, he introduced the Secure Our Systems Against China’s Tactics Act, which would thwart China’s efforts to strategically acquire companies critical to America’s national security during the coronavirus pandemic.
He also introduced the Bring American Companies Home Act, which would pay the moving expenses of American companies that move their production from China back to the U.S.
During a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in May, Green said the coronavirus pandemic has been “made worse by China’s deception.”
Meanwhile, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced a bill in April that would empower Americans to sue China in U.S. court and seek compensation for the harm caused by the coronavirus.
“China’s Communist Party must face consequences for its role in the origin and spread of the coronavirus,” Blackburn said. “Under this legislation, Americans will have the opportunity to take China to court in the U.S. and demand accountability for their lies and deceit.”
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