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Today, Rep. Lauren Boebert voted against the America CONCEDES Act—aka the so-called America “COMPETES” Act.

Rep. Lauren Boebert stated: “Nancy Pelosi’s China bill does exactly what she has told American Olympians to do while at the games—it plays nice with the CCP. Instead of competing with China, the COMPETES Act sends $8 billion of taxpayer money to Beijing after being laundered by an unaccountable U.N. climate change slush fund that has already given over a hundred million dollars to China. Republicans tried to fix the problem through commonsense amendments preventing China from accessing that money, but Democrats voted them down. Instead of addressing concerns through bipartisan cooperation, Democrats’ tired solution was the same as it always is: just throw more money at the problem with no accountability. This rushed spending bill is a disaster for America, and will further bankrupt our economy, allow more Chinese spies to infiltrate American universities, and shift our military’s focus from combatting Chinese threats to instead combatting climate change. This wasteful legislation looks more like the Green New Deal than a serious national security bill.”

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“If Democrats were serious about competing with China, they would reverse Biden’s decision to cancel energy leases and critical mineral mining leases. Instead of importing our natural resources from countries under China’s malign influence, America should take the lead and produce American minerals and American energy in America. My top goal on the House Committee on Natural Resources is to put Colorado and America first—and that starts with using domestic resources.”

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