Rep. John Katko (R-NY), lead Republican of the House Homeland Security Committee, recently highlighted the great powers’ competition between the United States and China and how the homeland security mission plays a heightened critical role.
House Republicans maintain China will be the chief threat to domestic interests and economic security for the next 50 years. Additionally, House Republicans are detailing a plan for meaningfully addressing the counter threats.
The plan includes acknowledging a majority of the nation’s long-standing concerns, such as travel and trade facilitation, must be reimagined while also performing new missions like cyber threat hunting and supply chain analysis.
The prime focal points of the plan include protecting the American people, the Homeland, and the American way of life; promoting American prosperity; preserving peace through strength; and advancing American interests.
“For more than a month now, I have been urging the Biden Administration to step up and lead in calling out China’s genocide of the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang province, starting with a boycott of U.S. participation in the Beijing 2022 Olympic games,” Katko said. “I am glad to see the Administration working with our allies and partners to finally do so. The sanctions are but the first step in what must be a clear-eyed and strong condemnation of Chinese malfeasance in the global community.”