REP. MARSHALL'S "TOUGH ON CHINA" PLAN

Marshall, a doctor, delivered the first House speech on the coronavirus. He said the information he was reading and hearing in January didn’t jibe.” - Washington Times.

NATIONAL SECURITY & China

  • What Dr. Marshall has done: 
    • Supported FY 2018/19/20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was called the “toughest bill on China in history.”
    • Consistently voted to counter Chinese influence around the world.
    • Voted to allow the Pentagon to present strategies to impose political, military, economic, budgetary, and technology costs on China.
    • Consistently supported efforts in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Tibet, that counter human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese government
  • What Dr. Marshall is doing:
    • Original cosponsor of the COVID-19 Accountability Act, which empowers President Trump to take decisive action against the Chinese Government for their role in the COVID-19 outbreak, and for other purposes that counter Chinese influence in the region. 
    • Supporting the Indo-Pacific Deterrence Initiative- a $6 billion fund to counter Chinese aggression in South East Asia.
    • Supporting defense increases for Indo-Pacific Command that would upgrade our radar warning systems and cruise missiles, as well as fund more exercises with our allies, additional forces, and new intelligence-sharing centers.
    • Supporting prohibiting the distribution of China Daily, a publication owned by the Chinese Communist Party, to congressional offices and require the Department of Justice to investigate China Daily's compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act. China Daily plays an important role in China's ongoing disinformation efforts and yet is delivered to congressional offices alongside American newspapers.
    • Working with Republican Conference Chairwoman, Liz Cheney in urging President Trump and Secretary Pompeo to ensure China is included in nuclear arms control efforts.

HEALTH CARE & China

  • What Dr. Marshall has done:
  • What Dr. Marshall is doing: 
    • Leading GOP Doc Caucus investigation of World Health Organization
    • Preventing future reliance on China for medical supplies by cosponsoring legislation like, the Medical Supply Chain Security Act (H.R. 6049), which would strengthen the American medical supply chain by giving the FDA the authority to analyze sourcing locations of medical products and help more quickly bring products to market
    • Continuing to hold China accountable by reviewing the safety and efficacy of products in the supply chain.
    • Supporting efforts that bring pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing back to the United States.
    • Supporting pressing the Chinese government to permit access to China for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better respond to COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Supporting undertaking a congressional probe of the WHO, its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and its relationship with China. Building off President Trump's funding freeze by basing future federal funding decisions on the results of congressional and administration investigations along with adoption of reforms to instill independence, transparency, and accountability at the WHO.
    • Supporting President Trump’s letter to the WHO on May 18 threatening to permanently withdraw funding from the United States unless the WHO makes substantive changes within the next 30 days.

AGRICULTURE & TRADE & China

  • What Dr. Marshall has done:
    • Supported negotiations and implementation of China Phase 1 trade deal to hold China accountable and level the playing field on trade for Kansas farmers and ranchers.
    • Supported President Trump’s decision to implement tariffs on China for intellectual property theft and unfair trade practice.
    • Encouraged the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to establish a U.S. - Taiwan Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
    • Worked with the White House to prioritize successful WTO case victory for Kansas’s wheat farmers and stop the Chinese manipulation of $680 wheat million per year.
  • What Dr. Marshall is doing:
    • Monitoring purchases of American commodities by China to ensure they are meeting their requirements under the Phase 1 trade deal.
      • If they fail to meet their obligations, President Trump’s tariffs will come back in full force. 
    • Continuing to work with President Trump and his administration to develop strong bilateral agreements that put the interest of American farmers and ranchers FIRST. 

 

Cosponsored Legislation

The COVID-19 Accountability Act: would authorize the President to impose sanctions on the People’s Republic of China if China fails to cooperate and provide a full accounting of the events leading up to the outbreak of COID-19.

H.R. 704, the Fair Trade with China Enforcement Act: Prohibits the sale of sensitive national security technology and U.S. intellectual property to China and protects the U.S. from China’s attempts to weaken the U.S. economy.

H.R. 640, Condemning the global persecution of Christians: condemns the persecution of Christians and calls on foreign governments, specifically China, to recognize the right of Christians to practice their faith without fear of persecution.

H.R. 2219, Mongolia Third Neighbor Trade Act: Promotes friendship between the United States, supports Democracy, and allows United States-Mongolia trade by authorizing duty-free treatment for certain imports from Mongolia.

H.R. 6049, the Medical Supply Chain Security Act: Combats potential American drug shortages created in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in China and reveals America’s reliance on Chinese manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

H.R. 6665, To direct the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to submit a report on the actions of the World Health Organization to address the spread of the virus responsible for COVID-19, and for other purposes: Would require HHS to investigate the World Health Organization (WHO) on its failure to address the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the extent the WHO withheld information to Member States and the relationship between the WHO and China.

Votes

H.R. 1872, the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018: Requires the Department of State to investigate the level of access Chinese authorities granted U.S. diplomats, journalists, and tourists to Tibetan areas in China. I helped it pass the House by voice vote on September 25, 2018. It was signed into law December 19, 2018.

S.2710, A bill to prohibit the commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force: Prohibits commercial exports of certain nonlethal crowd control items and defense articles and services to the Hong Kong Police. I voted yes on November 20, 2019 and it was signed into law November 27, 2019.

S.1838, the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019: Requires the Administration to impose sanctions on China and Hong Kong for human rights violations in Hong Kong. I voted yes on November 20, 2019 and it was signed into law November 27, 2019.

H.R. 4998, the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019: Requires the FCC to develop and maintain a list of communications equipment and services that pose significant risks to our national security and helps move our communications infrastructure to secure alternatives. I helped it pass the House by voice vote on December 16, 2019 and was signed into law March 12, 2020.

S. 1678, the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019: Supports Taiwan’s international presence and participation in various global organizations. I voted yes on March 4, 2020 and it was signed into law March 26, 2020.

H.R. 353, To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes: Would direct the Department of State to report annually on Taiwan's participation at the World Health Organization's World Health Assembly as an observer. I helped it pass the House by voice vote on January 22, 2019. It is currently under review in the Senate. 

H.R. 2002, the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019: Would enhance engagement between the U.S and Taiwan and deepen a relationship built on shared values of democracy, respect for human rights, open economic markets, and people-to-people ties. I helped it pass by voice vote on May 7, 2019. It is current under review in the Senate.

H.Res. 273, Reaffirming the United States commitment to Taiwan and to the implementation of the Taiwan Relations Act: I voted yes on this resolution on May 7, 2019.

H.Res. 393, Remembering the victims of the violent suppression of democracy protests in Tiananmen Square and elsewhere in China on June 3 and 4, 1989, and calling on the Government of the People's Republic of China to respect the universally recognized human rights of all people living in China and around the world: I helped pass this resolution by voice vote on June 4, 2019. 

H.R 2331, the SBA Cyber Awareness Act: Would require the Small Business Administration to report annually on the state of its IT and cybersecurity systems, methods it could use to improve cybersecurity, any IT equipment or systems it has that were produced by an entity doing business principally in China, and any recent cybersecurity risks or incidents and subsequent response. I helped it pass by voice vote on July 15, 2019. It is current under review in the Senate.

H.R. 3494, the Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020: This legislation would reauthorize various intelligence programs for FY2020 and requires reporting on various Chinese activities including their influence operations to U.S. campaigns, their repression of religious minorities in China, and their efforts to influence elections in Taiwan. I voted yes on July 17, 2019. It is currently under review in the Senate.

H.R. 3289, the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019: Would require the Administration to impose sanctions on foreign persons (individuals or entities) responsible for human rights violations in Hong Kong. I helped it pass the House by voice vote on October 15, 2019. It is currently under review in the Senate.

H.Res. 543, Recognizing Hong Kong's bilateral relationship with the United States, condemning the People's Republic of China for violating their obligations to the people of Hong Kong, and supporting the people of Hong Kong's right to freedom of assembly and peaceful protest: I helped pass this resolution by voice vote on October 15, 2019.

H.Res. 521, Commending the Government of Canada for upholding the rule of law and expressing concern over actions by the Government of the People's Republic of China in response to a request from the United States Government to the Government of Canada for the extradition of a Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., executive: I helped pass this resolution by voice vote on October 15, 2019. 

H.R. 4331, the Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019: Would reauthorize various programs for Tibetans, impose sanctions on Chinese government officials, and prohibit any new Chinese consulates until the U.S. can establish one in Tibet. I voted yes on January 28, 2020. It is currently under review in the Senate.
 

Letters Signed

May 18: GOP Doctors Caucus sent a letter to President Trump supporting his decision to withhold funding from the WHO and support a thorough investigation of WHO’s handling of the situation. 

March 26: GOP Doc Caucus Letter to WHO Director-General regarding Taiwan’s exclusion from the WHO and participation in World Health Assembly meetings, especially in light of the COVID-19 global outbreak
 

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May 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., released his “Tough On China” plan to combat China’s efforts to undermine the United States’ long-term interests in the areas of national security, health care, agriculture and trade.

“Marshall, a doctor, delivered the first House speech on the coronavirus. He said the information he was reading and hearing in January didn’t jibe.” - Washington Times.

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