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Congress approved the creation of a committee on strategic competition between the United States and China.

WASHINGTON, January 11 – RIA Novosti. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday to set up a special committee on strategic competition between the United States and China, based on the voting results.

365 congressmen supported this document, 65 voted against it.

“Over the past four years, President (Joe) Biden and the House Democrats have failed to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable,” House Minority Leader Steve Scalise said in a pre-vote debate.

“Republicans take China’s national security threat seriously and are ready to take action to thwart the CCP’s malicious plans and China’s military buildup,” he added.

The chairman of the special committee is expected to be Mike Gallagher, previously nominated by the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy. The new structure will consist of 16 members, nine of whom are Republicans and seven are Democrats.

The creation of a special committee on strategic rivalry between the United States and China was one of the first major legislative initiatives adopted by the chamber in its renewed composition. In fact, the legislative process became possible only from January 7, because until that day the post of speaker of the parliament remained vacant. Republican Kevin McCarthy was elected to this position in the 15th attempt, ultimately placing third in the US political hierarchy, but to this day the work of the legislature has remained paralyzed.

Source: Ria

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