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Representative Lawler's Bipartisan Remote Access Security Act Advances From House Foreign Affairs Committee

Today, the Remote Access Security Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Representative Mike Lawler (R-NY-17), and co-led by Jeff Jackson (D-NC-14), Rich McCormick (R-GA-06), and Jasmine Crockett (D-TX-30) advanced from the House Foreign Affairs Committee as part of an en bloc vote. This legislation will close a loophole in U.S. export control laws that is being exploited by China. While the U.S. has recently prohibited the export of advanced semiconductor chips to Chinese companies, these companies have been circumventing this prohibition by accessing this tech remotely and using it to develop AI and modernize China‚Äôs military forces. The Remote Access Security Act will ensure China can no longer access this tech through the cloud.

"China is our number one geopolitical foe and should have absolutely no way to access and steal American tech for their own nefarious purposes," said Congressman Lawler. "With China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea working in unison to disrupt and dismantle the free world, the Remote Access Security Act will ensure we aren't inadvertently giving them the tools to do so. I'm pleased that this important legislation has advanced out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. I look forward to it soon passing the House and the Senate and being signed into law."

Congressman Lawler is one of the most bipartisan members of the 118th Congress and represents New York's 17th Congressional District, which is just north of New York City and contains all or parts of Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester Counties.