Pelosi’s New “China Bill” Has Nothing To Do With China Itself

( )- On Friday the Democrat-controlled House will hold the final vote on its version of the Senate-passed “US Innovation and Competition Act.” But House Republicans are objecting to the House version because is loaded with welfare spending and climate change

Unlike the Senate version, the so-called “COMPETES” Act, which is supposed to be a bill to combat the rise of US reliance on Chinese imports, cuts funding toward areas like technology and research while prioritizing welfare programs and climate change.

Why is it the House Democrats have to turn everything into a welfare spending program?

House Republicans believe this is further proof that the Democrat majority has no interest in holding China to account and putting America first.

According to Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN), the chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, the COMPETES Act does nothing to boost US manufacturing to make the country less reliant on China.

House Ways and Means Committee ranking member Kevin Brady (R-TX) said on Tuesday that, rather than boosting manufacturing, this legislation will only boost welfare and climate change programs. He said the bill also does nothing to address the current supply chain problems or create US manufacturing jobs.

Brady said when it comes to confronting China or holding them accountable for their trade commitments, House Democrats aren’t serious. He said this legislation won’t do a thing to stop China from cheating America.

On Tuesday, Republicans also blasted the White House after it released a statement backing the Democrats’ watered-down legislation that failed to mention the word “China” anywhere in the 2-page statement.

Congressman Michael McCaul, the ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee blasted the White House statement for omitting China from its statement, saying it is proof the COMPETES Act is not a serious effort by the Democrats to address the threats posed by China.

In a tweet on Tuesday, New York Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney called the White House statement “shameless,” noting that while China doesn’t appear in the statement, it does include words like “equity,” “inclusivity,” and “climate change.”