-Approving more than $11 billion for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative, which will ensure full funding for operations and training, quick building of defense infrastructure, and prompt deployment of weapon systems and logistics throughout the Indo-Pacific to thwart Chinese invasion.
-Funding for new asymmetric warfare tools is increased, forward deployments are made possible, our space capabilities are strengthened, vital communications are secured, and vital military infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific is funded.
-Grants the Commandant of the Marine Corps the ships and equipment he needs to enable alternatives for forcible invasion in the Indo-Pacific.
-To make sure that American forces are prepared to fight and have the equipment they need to win the battle, we need to take a fresh look at our logistical and basing operations in the Pacific.
Strong commitment to Taiwan and the Pacific Allies
reaffirms American support for Taiwan’s defense.
regardless of what the Chinese say, reaffirms the Indo-Pacific Command’s right to undertake joint exercises with Taiwan.
sends a message to Beijing and invites Taiwan to take part in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise in 2024 in order to increase the readiness of their military.
Fully supports military drills in the Pacific with our allies and partners to thwart China’s expanding influence.
Chain of Supply Security
-Prohibits the purchase of products made in the XUAR’s CCP-run industries and labor camps.
restricts the sale of specific Chinese goods in the commissaries or exchanges of American military bases.
-Prohibits DOD contractors from buying drones made in China.
-Enhances the monitoring of Chinese institutions and businesses that collaborate with the Chinese military to better safeguard American innovation.
-Evaluations of Chinese attempts to take over military industry foundation companies, raw material and essential mineral suppliers, and other points of entry into our supply chain for defense.
-Contractors to disclose the origin of several essential parts used in weapons systems.
Stopping Chinese Negative Influence
-Prohibits the DoD from supporting any movie, television show, or other entertainment endeavor where the sponsor requests CCP content preapproval.
-Requires an evaluation of Chinese investments abroad that have an impact on U.S. national security, including Chinese purchases of port facilities.
-Requires the Department of Defense to submit a strategy detailing the assets and powers required to fight Chinese influence efforts in Africa.
-Evaluation of China’s efforts to increase its military presence and influence in Africa is necessary.
-Demands that the DoD submit to Congress a plan to strengthen defense coordination with Caribbean states in order to counteract Chinese influence in the nation.