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Rohrabacher's Floor Speech in Opposition to Foreign Aid to Communist China

May 16, 2012
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Washington, May 16 - Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
May 16th, 2012
House Floor Speech in Opposition to Communist China as the Largest Foreign Holder of U.S. Debt

Mr. Speakers. I rise today to call attention to the millions of public dollars we have spent, and are spending, in the form of foreign aid to the People’s Republic of China. Our national debt is over $15 trillion dollars and growing. 43 cents of every dollar we spend is borrowed money and Communist China is the single largest foreign holder of US debt.

The interest we pay on this ever-growing debt of money is increasingly squeezing out spending on other worthwhile programs. Why then are we borrowing money from the Communist Chinese Government, a government that has declared us as their enemy, only to give it back to them with interest?

China is the world’s largest human rights abuser; China’s government smashes those who advocate for a free press, free religious institutions, or a government accountable to its people. It arrests Chinese practitioners of Falun Gong, which stresses yoga and meditation. Beijing has these devout and passive people arrested, then murdered while in prison, then sells their organs and body parts.

China is responsible for promoting and facilitating the proliferation of nuclear technology between North Korea, Pakistan, and Iran. China is responsible for empowering the Burmese junta that imprisoned Aung San Suu Kyi for years. China’s aggressive foreign policy and hostile naval actions are threatening the sovereignty of American allies like Japan and the Philippines. It is Communist China that has stolen and is currently stealing our most prized military and commercial secrets. China has stolen the designs for every single one of our nuclear warheads. It is Chinese cyber spies who have infected our critical infrastructure with malicious viruses and who break into our classified systems. It is China who is has embarked on the most significant arms buildup since the Cold War and to fight who I ask?

It is with that in mind I asked the Congressional Research Service to assemble a list of programs that the Congress funds that go directly to supporting economic development in China. It is a partial list because there are so many programs that after weeks of work they could not even find them all. This is a list of projects funded from over the last three years, when the Obama administration was spending one and a half trillion more annually than we were taking in. And this spending on China is ongoing.

To make sure we all understand exactly where we are sending the tax payers money, I am going to read a list of programs we have funded in China and ask, is this really what is in the best interest of America?


Why did the EPA give $141,450 to the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture to reduce greenhouse gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $126,000 to the Eastern Research Group to reduce greenhouse gases in China?

Why did the National Science Foundation give $63,443 to Siena College for Neutrino Physics at Daya Bay in China?

Why did the EPA give $140,000 to the China Coal Information Institute for reducing green house gases?

Why did the EPA give $100,720 to Guizhou International Cooperation Center for Environment Protection for reducing green house gases?

Why did the EPA give $290,000 to the Ministry of Environment Protection in China for reducing threats to Health?

Why did the EPA give $150,000 to Tsinghua University Department of Building Sciences for environmental governance in China?

Why did USAID give the Asia Foundation $1,700,000 to build environmental governance in China?

Why did USAID give $500,000 to the American Bar Association to build Environmental Governance in China?

Why did USAID give $300,000 to the University of Massachusetts to improve the quality of judicial education in China?

Why did USAID give $200,000 to the University of the Pacific to enhance the rule of law in China?

Why did USAID give $55,521 to Nexant, an NGO, to be an administrator for China program evaluations?

Why did USAID give $2 Million to Winrock International Institute for Agriculture for sustainable livelihoods in China?

Why did USAID give $2 million to the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, an NGO, for Sustainable livelihoods in China?

Why did USAID give $2 million to the Institute of Sustainable Communities to reduce greenhouse gases in China?

Why did USAID give $749,943 to ICF International to reduce greenhouse gases in China?

Why did USAID give $500,000 to the Asia Foundation for humanitarian assistance to China?

Why did the USDA give $10,000 to the Texas Agriculture Experiment for biological controls of forest insects in China?

Why did the USDA give $98,937 to Rutgers State University for climate change adaption in China?

Why did the Department of Energy give $2.5 million to the University of Michigan for the US-China Clean Energy Research Center?

Why did the Department of Energy give $2.5 million to West Virginia University for the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center?

Why did the Department of Energy give $1.2 million to West Virginia University for Long-term Environmental and Economic Impacts of Coal Liquefaction in China?

Why did the Department of Energy give $5.3 million to Brookhaven National Laboratory for the Daya Bay nuclear project in China?

Why did the Department of Energy give $387,000 to the State University of Albany for a study of climate Change in China?

Why did the Department of Energy give $300,000 to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for Modeling of Regional Climate Change in China?

Why did the Department of Energy give $256,000 to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for research at the Daya Bay nuclear project in China?

Why did the Department of Energy give $210,000 to Rutgers State University for Site Science for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Mobile Facility in China?

Why did the Department of Energy give $135,000 to the University of Maryland for Climatic Effects of Aerosols in China?

Why did the Department of Energy give $540,000 to the University of Houston for a Proposal to Measure the Neutrino Mixing at the Daya Bay nuclear Experiment in China?

Why did the Department of Energy give $70,000 to Colorado State University for Climatic Effects of Aerosols in China?

Why did the Department of Energy give $19,000 to Pennsylvania State University for Factors Influencing Energy Use and Carbon Emissions in China?

Why did the EPA give $550,000 to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute to reduce green house gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $489,251 to the Research Triangle Institute to reduce green house gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $300,000 to the Energy and Environmental Development Research Center to reduce green house gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $244,634 to the Research Triangle Institute to reduce green house gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $199,805 to the China University of Petroleum in Beijing to reduce green house gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $175,000 to the China Urban Construction Design and Research Academy to reduce green house gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $278,185 to Eastern Research Group to reduce green house gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $110,000 to the Guangzhou City, China to reduce green house?

Why did the EPA give $110,000 to Guizhou International Cooperation Center for Environmental Protection to reduce green house gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $99,805 to China University of Petroleum in Beijing to reduce green house gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $200,000 to California State University Fullerton to reduce green house gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $84,155 to ICF International to build climate change management capacity in China?

Why did the EPA give $135,000 to Information Institute to reduce greenhouse gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $55,031 to Advanced Resources International to reduce greenhouse gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $31,000 to the Energy and Environmental Development Research Center for biogas development?

Why did the EPA give $30,000 to China Association of Rural Energy Industry to reduce greenhouse gases in China?

Why did the EPA give $781,000 to China State Environnemental Protection Administration to reduce Trans-boundary Air Pollution?

Why did the EPA give $190,000 to the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection to build environmental management capacity?

Why did the EPA give $120,000 to the Tianjin Environnemental Protection Bureau for water pollution management?

Why did the National Science Fondations give $62,003 to Siena College for Neutrino Physics at Daya Bay nuclear project in China?

Why did USAID give Management Systems International $499,930 to improve environmental governance in China?

Why did USAID give Vermont Law School $1,725,000 for improved environmental governance in China?

Why did USAID give the Institute of Sustainable Communities $503,907 to save energy and reduce greenhouse gases in China?

Why did USAID give University of the Pacific $500,000 for Environmental Governance in China?

Why did USAID give the American Bar Association $500,000 for Environmental Governance in China?

Why did USAID give the University of Massachusetts $420,000 for Environmental Governance in China?

Why did USAID give the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development $150,000 for Development Assistance?

Why did USAID give Management Systems International $47,484 for Development Assistance?

Why did USAID give the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc. $2 Million for Sustainable Livelihoods in China?

Why did USAID give Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $400,000 for Sustainable Livelihoods in China?

Why did USDA give the University of Science and Technology of China $150,000 for Research?

Why did USDA give the SB Group Consultants $25,600 for Education in China?

Why did USDA give Management and Engineering Technologies International, $40,994 to improve forest health in China?

Why did USDA give Yangzhou University $36,000 to improve biological control in China?

Why did USDA give Management and Engineering Technologies International, $7,973 for administrative purposes in China?

Why did USDA give Utah State University $390,880 for Biomass Research in China?

Why did USAID give Management Systems International $499,930 to improve environmental governance in China?

Why did USAID give Tetra Tech EM $324,911 for administrative purposes for environmental programs in China?

Why did USAID give the Institute of Sustainable Communities $503,907 to save energy and reduce greenhouse gases in China?

Why did USAID give the University of the Pacific $500,000 for Environmental Governance in China?

Why did USAID give the American Bar Association $500,000 for Environmental Governance in China?

Why did USAID give the University of Massachusetts $420,000 for Environmental Governance in China?

Why did USAID give the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development $150,000 for Development Assistance in China?

Why did USAID give Management Systems International $47,484 for Development Assistance in China?

Why did USAID give Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $2.4 million for Sustainable Livelihoods in China?

Why did USAID give The Asia Foundation $1,025,000 to improve Disaster Management in China?

Why did USDA give the University of Science and Technology of China $150,000 for Research?

Why did USDA give Guangzhou Dxcel Advertising $18,500 for Administrative Purposes in China?

Why did USDA give Management and Engineering Technologies International $40,994 to improve forest health in China?

Why did USDA give Management and Engineering Technologies International $7,973 for administrative purposes in China?

Why did USDA give Southern University $300,000 for improved Education in China?

Why did USDA give Colorado State University $300,000 for improved Education in China?

Colleagues, borrowing money from Communist China, putting the American people further in debt, and then giving that money back to them in aid is insane. What we are doing is insane. America will never survive with such mind boggling bad giveaway policies. Why hasn’t it been stopped?

The Chinese dictatorship has cover from some of America’s most powerful corporations. We permitted overly subsidized American corporations to set up manufacturing facilities in China and now they need to stay in the good graces of the Chinese government to keep doing business. The Communist Party uses it leverage on these corporations to lobby and pressure the American government to do what is best for the China; what gives the greater advantage to the Chinese Communist Party.

Over ten years ago, when we voted to give China permanent Most Favored Trading Status, we were told that free trade and open economics would change them. But what really happened is they changed us. And now, because we have given China this position of strength, we cannot call them to task for all the evil acts they inflict on their own people or their aggressive acts abroad.


That is why it is insane for the United Stated to give China any aid. We are approaching being 16 Trillion dollars in debt and it is beyond belief that we give so much as one dollar to Communist China.