Rep. Banks Appointed to China Select Committee
Washington, January 24, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Armed Services Committee Member Jim Banks released the following statement after his appointment by Speaker Kevin McCarthy to serve on the newly formed House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party.
Said Rep. Banks, “I’ve spent much of my time in Congress pushing Washington to acknowledge and combat the existential threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party alongside Members like Chairman Gallagher and Trump administration officials. We still have a lot of work to do but I’d like to thank Speaker McCarthy for establishing this historic Select Committee.
I will do everything I can on the Committee to ensure that our military keeps pace with the People’s Liberation Army and to push back on malign Chinese influence. My hope is that over the next two years the Committee will have developed the first ever long-term Congressional strategy to take on the Chinese Communist Party.”