Hawley to Introduce Resolution Condemning Chinese Communist Party over Spy Balloon Incident

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

Following his letter to the Department of Homeland Security requesting information on China’s spy activities, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced he will introduce a Senate resolution to condemn the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for its blatant violation of U.S. airspace and call for transparency regarding the Chinese surveillance balloon incident.

Senator Hawley said, “The CCP’s deployment of a surveillance balloon into U.S. airspace was a gross violation of American sovereignty and cannot be tolerated. All members of the U.S. Senate should condemn China’s actions and expect full transparency about the details of this incident.”

The resolution would:

  • Specifically condemn the CCP’s recent invasion of U.S. airspace to conduct surveillance;
  • Affirm that it is U.S. policy to protect our airspace from foreign and hostile actors; and
  • Call for transparency from the Biden Administration regarding this incident and all other attempts by the CCP to spy on U.S. citizens and territories.

Full text of Senator Hawley’s resolution can be found here.