Washington, D.C- Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Congressman Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05) introduced the Countering Chinese Espionage Reporting Act, to counter Communist China’s theft of US intellectual property. 

The legislation will direct the Attorney General to prepare an annual report on the Department of Justice activities related to countering Chinese national security threats. The content of the report would include trade secret theft, theft of United States intellectual property and research, and threats from non-traditional collectors such as researchers in laboratories, at universities, and at defense industrial base facilities. 

The report would also work to ensure that the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice is upholding the measures that were implemented under President Trump’s China Initiative to secure American intellectual property.

“Communist China actively engages in intellectual property theft to steal our sensitive military, industrial, and agricultural technology. Meanwhile, the Biden Administration turns a blind eye offering excuses for the CCP’s malign aggression in the hopes of an unrealistic “thaw” in relations." Stated Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. “I am proud to join Congressman Fitzgerald in introducing the Countering Chinese Espionage Reporting Act. This bill will direct the Department of Justice to report on Communist China’s economic espionage and work to ensure our critical industries and institutions of higher education are secure and free from malign foreign influence."