WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement calling on the Biden Administration to address the millions in taxpayer money the United States government provides annually to China and Chinese-affiliated enterprises. In 2019, Senator Scott requested detailed information on exactly how much funding the United States government provides annually to China and Chinese-affiliated enterprises, and this information was just made publicly available by the Trump Administration. Senator Scott also successfully fought for the Peace Corps to leave Communist China, a developed nation and an adversary to the U.S., to protect taxpayer dollars and Peace Corps resources.
Senator Rick Scott said, “While great progress was made under the Trump Administration to hold Communist China accountable and stop sending American taxpayer dollars to an adversarial nation, more must be done. The Chinese Communist Party steals our technology, abuses human rights, builds up their military to compete with us, and is committing a genocide against the Uyghurs. But in 2020, the U.S. government spent $30 million to provide foreign aid to Communist China. This has to stop. We should not send another dime to prop up a developed country that is in turn threatening the safety and security of our nation. We should instead spend this money to take care of our nation that was ravaged by COVID-19, thanks to the recklessness of Communist China.”