Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a senior member of the House Committee on Armed Services and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) to introduce legislation that will prohibit the Department of Defense (DoD) from utilizing a Communist Chinese-owned tutoring service for service members and their families.

“I am proud to join Senator Cotton in introducing legislation prohibiting the DoD from utilizing Communist Chinese-owned company Tutor.com to educate our service members and their families. We cannot allow Communist China to collect an arsenal of data on our service members and their families that can be weaponized against them, posing a grave and unnecessary threat to America’s national security,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. 

“There is no reason the Pentagon should be paying a Chinese-owned service that collects the data of our service members and their families. There are plenty of American companies that offer tutoring services and aren’t subject to the Chinese government,” said Senator Tom Cotton.

The Department of Defense currently uses Tutor.com to provide tutoring services for U.S. military members and their families in America and around the world. Tutor.com is owned by Communist Chinese company Primavera Capital Group. Primavera is subject to Chinese national security laws which require tech companies to release confidential business and customer data directly to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Tutor.com collects personal data on users, such as location, internet protocol addresses, and contents of the tutoring sessions.