Sen. Tom Cotton Just Introduced A Bill That Could Rattle China’s Economy And Should Have Them Shaking In Their Boots

(Tea Party PAC) – The coronavirus sweeping through America has its origins in the country of China, an inconvenient fact that loony liberals are constantly trying to label as “racist,” despite this being an indisputable fact. In light of our attempts to make China pony up and take responsibility for causing this pandemic, the communist nation has threatened to cut off the supply of America’s access to vital drugs and medications produced there.

Well, Sen. Tom Cotton, a man who is brutally honest and absolutely dedicated to standing up for what he believes is right, has introduced a bill that would bring the production of these needed medications back to the United States, essentially flipping China the bird over their threat.

If you don’t already love Tom Cotton, you’re about to. America needs more leadership like this.

Here are details from Gateway Pundit:

The bill will take two years to phase in.

“The Chinese Communist Party has threatened to cut off America’s access to vital drugs in the midst of a pandemic caused by its own failures. It’s time to pull America’s supply chains for life-saving medicine out of China and make the CCP pay for contributing to this global emergency,” said Cotton.

“The Chinese Communist Party’s outrageous threats to withhold lifesaving drugs from the U.S. endangers public health and should open our eyes to our dangerous over-reliance on China in our medical supply chain,” said Gallagher. “This is a national security imperative that to many Americans, is a matter of life and death. It’s past time for us to develop an aggressive plan to move critical pharmaceutical supply chains away from China.”

Look, whether they like it or not, China is responsible for the pandemic that is ravaging our world. Not our country. Our entire planet. Let that sink in for a moment. If it wasn’t for their leadership attempting to cover up the spread of the virus in their country, the proper precautions could’ve been taken by other nations around the world to contain the virus and prevent it from spreading.

That didn’t happen and now look at the damage that’s being caused by this disease. It’s not only hurting people physically, but decimating economies.

Here’s a press release from Cotton about the legislation:

Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) will tomorrow introduce the Protecting our Pharmaceutical Supply Chain from China Act, which would end U.S. dependence on China for pharmaceutical manufacturing. The bill’s key restrictions would go into effect in 2022 and have no impact on the current coronavirus pandemic. No FDA resources will be diverted to begin implementation. Specifically, the bill will:

1. Track active pharmaceutical ingredients through an FDA registry.

2. Prohibit pharmaceutical purchases from China or products with active pharmaceutical ingredients created in China*.

3. Create transparency in the supply chain by instituting a country of origin label of all imported drugs.

4. Provide economic incentives for manufacturing drugs and medical equipment in the United States.

This absolutely needs to happen. Not just because of the threat China made, but also because we need to get away from being so dependent on other countries to take care of our people. This is not at all the way things should be for a free republic like ours. We are fully capable of creating these drugs stateside and keeping people safe and healthy.

It’s time to truly adopt President Trump’s strategy of putting America first.

Source: thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/sen-cotton-introduces-bill-to-end-us-dependence-on-chinese-manufactured-pharmaceuticals-after-china-threatens-to-cut-americas-access-to-vital-drugs/

52 COMMENTS

  1. Why are we getting drugs from China in the 1st place, thanks to TRAITORS like Trump and Cotton probably!

  2. USA dependency on CHINA in relation to its meds is just crazy. The politicians allowed it to happen. They sold America to our number one enemy. Did the lobbyists had something to do with this?????

  3. To all those who disagree with Tom , you’re the problem! The liberal cats in DC have sold us out over the years. The Feinstein’s, Pelosi’s, Schumer’s, Schiffs And Nadler that have become fat cats have been betraying the American people. We are in need of more policy makers like Tom and Jim Jordan to right this country!

    • Arlene,
      I couldn’t agree more. We as a country need to band together and bring back ALL industry to this country not just pharmaceuticals. American Industry is what made this country great to begin with and is the single most important thing that made China a world power too. It is long overdue and President Donald Trump is the first president in more than fifty years that is actually doing something about it.

    • Arlene,
      I couldn’t agree more. We as a country need to band together and bring back ALL industry to this country not just pharmaceuticals. American Industry is what made this country great to begin with and is the single most important thing that made China a world power too. It is long overdue and President Donald Trump is the first president in more than fifty years that is actually doing something about it.

    • My post keeps disappearing I’ll try one more time
      Arlene,
      I couldn’t agree more. We as a country need to band together and bring back ALL industry to this country not just pharmaceuticals. American Industry is what made this country great to begin with and is the single most important thing that made China a world power too. It is long overdue and President Donald Trump is the first president in more than fifty years that is actually doing something about it.

  4. Hopefully more Republicans will wake up and get things done like Tom Cotton. China has stolen so much from our country, and our past presidents have been stupid enough to allow it. Thanks to President Trump, we now have a little hope of saving our country.

  5. Once again “globalism” is just abusing the cheapest labor force a corporation can find to make the most profit- that’s why these drug companies were moved to China.

  6. This is long overdue. We should never have become dependent on China for anything. It is insane. We must bring all our industries and interests back from China.

  7. Hey America, wake n stop buying China stuff. When will you all learn? We don’t need our government to sanction them…..do it ourselves!!

  8. This will be tough! The prices will go high! Really higher! The production of anything, maybe everything, in America is a lot more expansive because the labor is a lot more expansive. We’ll go back to the times of work stopping and Union led disputes. I love Tom Cotton’s stand, but that’s just scratching the surface.

  9. Thank you Sen. Cotton. This should never been allowed to happen. Gee. I wonder why Diane Feinstein never introduced similar legislation 20 years ago. Too many kickbacks to our legislators—like Senator Diane ‘China’ Feinstein.

    • Senator China Feinstein,I like that,she’s been awful quiet lately,she’s like Bloomburg,want our guns.

  10. Tom Cotton is as racist against China as Traitor Trump is, and this bill will only escalate the trade war even more, crashing not just our economy, but the entire world’s. Vote them and all other crooked racist republicunts out of office now! Vote blue no matter who in November like your life depends on it, because it does!

    • Anyone who screams ‘racist’ is guilty of racism, themselves. Grow up, and learn what true racism is.

    • Bob You are the racist and democrat advocate. We will cut off our medicines.

      “The Chinese Communist Party has threatened to cut off America’s access to vital drugs in the midst of a pandemic caused by its own failures. It’s time to pull America’s supply chains for life-saving medicine out of China and make the CCP pay for contributing to this global emergency,” said Cotton.

    • Bob, lib or not you have to know China has been screwing us for decades…get your head out your butt 🙈

    • Bob, you do not understand what socialism is. It’s just a code word for communism /Marxism
      If your far left ideology ever becomes a reality, the USA will end up on the ash heap of history.

  11. Much good is going to come from this PANDEMIC. America will see many blessings as our ingenuity is put into HIGH GEAR with trying our mightiest to find ways to keep people from suffering and dying. YES, let’s make our own medicine on our own territory. And let’s even get more into ORGANIC, ANCIENT MEDICINE……..and begin moving away from BIG PHARMA and BIG INSURANCE–that alone would be a huge improvement to our culture and our lives. China needs to take responsibility for their lying blunder!!!!
    They need to put up the MONEY to pay for their negligence!!!!

  12. We need to stop these imports now not 2022. I’m sure we have factories that can be remodeled to start production of medicines. We own the patents on the meds . Get the corps of engineers to build factories if need be but start now.

  13. If you want America to manufacture drugs everyone sometimes needs, WE MUST elect congressional representatives that will support that agenda. In other words, vote for Trump supporters. That will only give you one choice. Republicans! It’s a fact that the Democrats in the House are doing everything they can to remove the absolute greatest President of modern times. Vote Republican and replace every Democrat you possibly can. God blessed us with Trump. Let’s NOT blow it !! Vote.

  14. This is exactly what I told my husband should be done. They have little or no regulations over there. Big Pharma pays the workers very little money yet charge us high prices for the medications with all these terrible side affects.
    I totally agree with Mrs Cotyon

  15. Chinese government, democrats, Muslims and planned parenthood, wicked and capable of heinous acts all the while the wicked mainstream media covers for them!!!

  16. Maybe, just maybe the Republicans will have the testicular fortitude to get this done, although it’s not likely in this session to get past the lunatic left House.

  17. Thank you Tom Cotton. We need more like you in our government, people that will do what is right for OUR country, not someone else’s. Please keep up standing up for our good ol’ USA.

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