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    With Honor Action Applauds Re-Introduction of the BIOSECURE Act

    With Honor Action Applauds Re-Introduction of the BIOSECURE Act

    Washington, D.C. – With Honor Action applauds Representative Brad Wenstrup, a medical doctor, Army veteran, and Member of the For Country Caucus, for re-introducing the BIOSECURE Act. This bill restricts federally funded medical providers from using certain foreign adversary biotech companies of concern, especially those with ties to the Chinese Communist Party. The BIOSECURE Act directly addresses recent reporting of Chinese companies with ties to the CCP transferring US intellectual property and seeking access to Americans’ biogenetic data. 

    “We are pleased to see this bipartisan legislation led by veterans in Congress,” said Rye Barcott, Co-Founder and CEO of With Honor Action. “Biosecurity is a critical national security issue, and this act builds upon the work With Honor Action and the For Country Caucus have done in collaboration with the National Security Commission on Emerging Biotechnology.”

    This bill was originally introduced by former Representative Mike Gallagher, a member of the For Country Caucus and Chairman of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, and was endorsed by With Honor Action earlier this year. In 2021, With Honor Action worked with For Country Caucus members Representatives Mike Gallagher and Seth Moulton to establish the National Security Commission on Emerging Biotechnology that will provide insight and recommendations on the myriad of national security implications from the advancement of biotechnology, including biomanufacturing, genomic and biometric data usage, and the identification of supply chain vulnerabilities. 

    You may read the full text of the BIOSECURE Act here.

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    With Honor Action fights polarization in Congress by supporting principled veterans across party lines who pledge to serve with integrity, civility, and courage. With Honor Action works alongside the bipartisan For Country Caucus in Congress to pass critical legislation for our nation. Learn more about our work at WithHonor.org


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