Senate Passes Hawley Amendment to Budget Bill Blocking Taxpayer Funds to Chinese Corporations

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Today the U.S. Senate voted on U.S. Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) Amendment (No Funding for Chinese Companies), as part of the upper chamber’s minibus appropriations bill. Senator Hawley’s amendment would prohibit Chinese entities or corporations from receiving any funding provided by the legislation. The amendment passed 61-36.

“The appropriations bills that we are now considering appropriating a total of $280 billion taxpayer dollars. […] This amendment says that none of the money we are appropriating can go to China. It can’t go to Chinese companies or companies that are owned and controlled by China. That’s it, it’s simple. No American taxpayer dollars to the People’s Republic of China,” said Senator Hawley.

Watch his full remarks here or above.