Roy introduces bill blocking Chinese Communist Party members from buying US land

Roy introduces bill blocking Chinese Communist Party members from buying US land
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Rep. Chip RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene RoyGOP leader taking proxy voting fight to Supreme Court Reps. Greene, Roy fined for not wearing masks on House floor Photos of the Week: Afghanistan evacuees, Paralympics and the French fire MORE (R-Texas) is introducing a bill on Friday aimed at blocking members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from buying land in the United States.

Although the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States does review some attempts by foreign entities to buy land in the country, the bill would completely stop CCP members from buying either public or private land in the U.S. 

The bill, called the Securing America’s Land from Foreign Interference Act, is being introduced by Roy along with Reps. Lance GoodenLance GoodenGOP lawmakers demand answers on withheld restitution following Nassar revelation Hillicon Valley: Biden: Social media platforms 'killing people' | Tech executives increased political donations amid lobbying push | Top House antitrust Republican forms 'Freedom from Big Tech Caucus' Top House antitrust Republican forms 'Freedom from Big Tech Caucus' MORE (R-Texas), Ken BuckKenneth (Ken) Robert BuckHillicon Valley —Apple is not a monopoly, judge rules Judge rules Apple is not 'illegal monopolist' in high-profile Epic case Lawmakers flooded with calls for help on Afghanistan exit MORE (R-Colo.) and Randy WeberRandall (Randy) Keith Weber'I want to cry': House Republicans take emotional trip to the border Roy introduces bill blocking Chinese Communist Party members from buying US land Texas Republicans condemn state Democrats for response to official calling Scott an 'Oreo' MORE (R-Texas).

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“In their quest for global domination, China has been buying up land and strategic infrastructure all over the world and in the United States,” Roy said. 

“Direct Chinese investment in the US economy is a major threat to the American way of life and requires that we take serious action to thwart the Chinese Communist party (CCP) from ever seizing control of strategically valuable domestic assets in the US,” he added.

The U.S. has almost 30 million acres of farmland owned by foreign investors, Roy’s press release notes. 

“In Texas, a Chinese based energy company purchased more than 130,000 acres of land near Laughlin Air Force Base and is now attempting to build a wind farm to access the U.S. power grid,” the press release reads. 

China and the U.S. have been at odds this week over U.S. senators visiting Taiwan and the U.S. passing a bipartisan bill that improves the the United States' competitiveness against China.