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“First, I want to begin by commending the Task Force for its incredible work, beginning with Task Force Chairman McCaul’s leadership.

“Back in May, every member on this task force set out to draft a comprehensive blueprint that would serve as a guide to address the China threat. Today, they delivered. 

“Americans increasingly recognize the danger posed by our dependence on Communist China is a significant threat — one that affects all of us and transcends partisan politics…

“I asked Speaker Pelosi more than a year ago to do a bipartisan task force. For eight months I negotiated with the Democratic leadership and they agreed to it. But just the night before it was to be announced, they backed away.

“But this is too important, it’s not about partisanship. One of my greatest [sources of] pride in the China Task Force [is] more than 60 percent of the ideas are bipartisan.

“The task force met with more than 100 leaders in business, government, and academia from across the political spectrum to develop this blueprint…

“It truly achieves something no Congress in history has done before: It is not only the most thorough report on China in the history of the House — it’s bold, achievable, and bipartisan. It doesn’t just lay out the challenges, it lays out the solutions…

“One third of these ideas have already passed the House or Senate…

“When you think of the future of this nation, and you want to make sure that the next century is the American century, this will be the blueprint people look back on a decade from now as the path that made it happen.”