Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman French Hill (AR-02)
Hill Votes to Support Military Families and Stand Up to the Communist Chinese Party
Washington, December 28, 2020WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement after voting to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act.
“This year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) supports our brave men and women in uniform and their families and sends a strong message to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that we will go to great lengths to protect America and our allies. China poses the greatest threat to America today and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide since World War II. While I share the president’s and many in Congress’s concern about social media companies being protected from legal scrutiny by way of the Communications Decency Act in Section 230 and its exploitation by Big Tech, I believe Congress must assess exactly what the corrective step is and how it best fits with the other ongoing investigations of “Big Tech” and the social media platforms on and off the Hill.
“Despite the president’s criticism of this measure, I voted to override his veto because we need to fund the military and this legislation, contrary to some views, is tough on China. This year’s NDAA includes 43 policy recommendations from the China Task Force report, including a new Pacific Deterrence Initiative, which aims to establish a regionwide approach to countering China. It also beefs up the U.S. Government’s oversight tools to address the CCP’s human rights abuses and support for Taiwan. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure that our nation is secure and has the resources it needs to keep the American people safe.”
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