Congressman Darin LaHood was part of the China Task Force which assessed the growing threats posed by China, advancing policies that strengthen America's supply chains and economy and expand opportunity for Illinois agriculture.
A final report was issued by the task force and Congressman LaHood says it was a five-month process that spoke with over 500 people. He points to the coronavirus pandemic as a prime example of America's reliance on China.
According to Congressman LaHood, among the recommendations are protecting intellectual properties, partnering with other countries, and tax incentives.s
Congressman LaHood hopes this is a wake-up call to Americans about the dangers posed by the Communist Party of China. He points out this is a ten-year plan with bi-partisan support.
Congressman LaHood says it was his focus to advance policies that strengthened American competitiveness and supported farmers and Midwest manufacturers.