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Posey Works to Block Funding to CCP Research

Washington, February 16, 2022 - Rep. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) along Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM) and other House colleagues introduced The Stop Funding Our Adversaries Act, which is designed to push back against the corrupt Chinese Communist Party and promote U.S. research initiatives by prohibiting any federal agency from using American tax dollars to conduct or support research with the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

“This legislation is a commonsense step to protect the interests of the United States and make sure CCP-entities like the Wuhan Institute of Virology, who should be investigated as a likely source of the COVID-19 pandemic, never see a cent of American funding again” said Rep. Posey. “A growing and unchecked China is one of the biggest threats to the United States, and their bad-faith actions have affected American patients and inventors, targeted our position as leader in space, and threatened our nation’s cybersecurity.”

The bill is part of Rep. Posey’s larger agenda to take on China and make the U.S. less dependent on foreign competitors and adversarial nations. Last year Posey introduced legislation to protect Americans from tainted Chinese pharmaceuticals, to make America more competitive for space launches and incentivize American companies to move manufacturing equipment back to the United States. Posey also co-led legislation to create an independent commission to study vulnerabilities in our critical supply chain and investigate the origins of the pandemic. 

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