Entire Tennessee Congressional Delegation Votes in Favor of Creating a Select Committee to Investigate China

The entire Tennessee Congressional Delegation voted in favor of House Resolution 11 this week, which establishes a select committee on the strategic competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party. The resolution passed the House by a 365-65 vote.

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation serving in the 118th Congress consists of eight Republicans – Diana Harshbarger (R-TN-01), Tim Burchett (R-TN-02), Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04), Andy Ogles (R-TN-05), John Rose (R-TN-06), Mark Green (R-TN-07), David Kustoff (R-TN-08) – and one Democrat, Steve Cohen (D-TN-09).

The select committee will comprise 16 members – nine Republicans and seven Democrats – appointed by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-20). Per House Resolution 11, the committee will be authorized to “investigate and submit policy recommendations concerning the status of the economic, technological, and security progress of the Chinese Communist Party and its competition with the United States.”

Harshbarger applauded the creation of the select committee, tweeting, “I voted YES on the establishment of a truly Bipartisan Select Committee on China to assess the threat of the CCP and develop solutions to keep our homeland safe. China’s nefarious actions threaten every American; it’s time to work across the aisle to keep our mutual enemy at bay.”

The House also moved to pass House Resolution 12, which established a select subcommittee on the weaponization of the federal government by a vote of 221-211. The subcommittee will “investigate matters related to the collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of information on U.S. citizens by executive branch agencies, including whether such efforts are illegal, unconstitutional, or otherwise unethical,” per the resolution.

Steve Cohen was the only Tennessee representative who voted against the resolution.

Rose released a statement on the passing of the two bills, saying, “Tennesseans deserve answers on the nefarious practices of the Chinese Communist Party. They also want to know why the U.S. federal government has been turned against them to limit their speech and trample on their liberties. By making it a priority to establish these two select committees in our second week of the 118th Congress, Tennesseans are one step closer to getting the answers they deserve.”

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.




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2 Thoughts to “Entire Tennessee Congressional Delegation Votes in Favor of Creating a Select Committee to Investigate China”

  1. Joe Blow

    Finally. Didn’t geezer of a president stop the effort to shut down the CCP influence in the USA? Or was that his son?

  2. Robert Garner

    Where is the investigation or committee to look into where the 10’s of billions of dollars (or is it 100’s of billions?) have gone in the Ukraine? Crickets.
    Here is the lowdown on China.
    The US decided several decades ago that a) it didn’t want to manufacture things because getting a liberal arts degree was easier b) it didn’t want to pay high prices for junk because it enjoys accumulating junk c) China said we can help you with (a) and (b).
    End of investigation.