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GOP group launches legislative blitz on Biden-China policies

Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks about White Nationalism during a campaign press conference on August 7, 2019 in Burlington, Iowa. (Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images)

Joe Biden. (Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 12:40 PM PT – Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Conservative lawmakers launched a series of legislative proposals against China to challenge Joe Biden’s soft stance on the communist regime. On Tuesday, Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said he led the effort with the Republican Study Committee. He noted “we must continue President Trump’s approach to confronting China.”

The legislative campaign included policy rollouts and informative messaging to tame China’s aggression and to expose Biden’s leniency. Banks said Biden lifted “almost every single tough action” imposed under the Trump administration and he seeks to reverse that.

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) arrives at the American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times debut gala at Smithsonian American Art Museum on May 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for WS Productions)

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN). (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for WS Productions)

“If we identify and recognize that China is the greatest existential threat that America faces economically and militarily, then Congress needs to react to that in a bigger way than what we have,” Banks explained. “RSC has put forth a number of proposals in this area and I expect that over the next couple of years we will continue to make this a primary focus.”

The effort will continue throughout the week and the RSC said it plans to launch similar endeavors on other major issues going forward.

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