WASHINGTON – Ahead of the first hearing of the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, Scott Brown, chair of the Competitiveness Coalition, released the following statement:
“From COVID-19’s origins, spy balloons, cozying up to Vladimir Putin and bolstering their military capabilities in the South China Sea: the aggression from the Chinese Communist Party is growing by the day. It is long past time for Congress to sharpen its focus on the economic and national security threat the CCP poses to U.S. global leadership. Specifically, we’re hopeful this committee will offer concrete solutions to counter Chinese President Xi Jinping’s plan for worldwide dominance in the technology race. As certain members of Congress consider misguided proposals that would weaken our greatest assets in the global battle, let us remember that compromising U.S. innovation is not the right answer.”
Prior to chairing the coalition, Brown served as Ambassador to New Zealand from 2017-2020, where he had a front row seat to increasing CCP aggression in the Indo-Pacific region. Earlier this year, Brown applauded Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) for securing the gavel and said he looked forward to working with the committee.
The Competitiveness Coalition is a first-of-its-kind group educating the public and advocating for policies that put consumers first while fostering innovation and attracting new investment.