Congressman Krishnamoorthi recognized as key driver of China policy by leading magazine

Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi and Mike Gallagher on Face the Nation discussing Xi-Biden meeting fallout. PHOTO videograb Twitter @CongressmanRaja

The November 27, 2023, cover of  Foreign Policy magazine profiled Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi’s leadership of the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party.

The committee was formed in February of this year for the specific purpose of investigating and developing policies to address the United States’ economic, technological, and security competition with the Chinese Communist Party.

“Washington wants to get tough on China, and the leaders of the House China Committee are in the driver’s seat,” says the Foreign Policy introductory line on its front page. The author of the article goes on to praise the Committee as possibly “the last pocket of functioning governance in Congress.”

The cover features a sketch of Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat, and Republican Chair Mike Gallagher. The Committee, it notes, “is focused exclusively on how to map out a new era of U.S. competition with China.” And the work it does is “drama-free” and “humming along.” The two Congressmen have led high profile hearings, conducted extensive research and investigations, to release several reports.

With his selection as Ranking Member, Congressman Krishnamoorthi became the first South Asian to ever lead a U.S. Congressional Committee as Chair or Ranking Member. Upon his appointment earlier this year, Ranking Member Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement:

“I’m grateful to Leader Jeffries for appointing me to serve as Ranking Member on the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party. The Chinese Communist Party poses serious economic and security threats to the United States and to democracy and prosperity across the globe, illustrated by actions including its threats against Taiwan’s democracy and its theft of hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American intellectual property. I am proud to work with my colleagues in both parties on this committee to counteract the CCP’s escalating aggression and ensure that our nation is prepared to overcome the economic and security challenges that the CCP presents to our country.”



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