House Oversight Committee To Hear Testimony On Chinese Interference In U.S. Elections

Oversight Committee Chairman Comer seeks to expose CCP's in-roads in U.S. government, politics, and technology.

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The Committee on Oversight and Accountability in the House of Representatives, led by Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), will hold a hearing of experts who are expected to give testimony on the in-roads China has had and is having in U.S. politics.

Titled “Defending America from the Chinese Communist Party’s Political Warfare, Part I,” the committee is billing this as first hearing of how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is "waging war against the U.S. by targeting, infiltrating, and influencing every sector and community in America." This follows  a government-wide investigation, launched in March by Rep. Comer, into CCP tactics which is seeking information from federal agencies to ensure the federal government is effectively utilizing existing resources to combat the CCP’s political warfare.

“The CCP is waging an influence and infiltration campaign that threatens U.S. military readiness, the technology sector, financial markets, agriculture industry, education systems, intellectual property, and even our own federal government agencies. These federal agencies have important responsibilities to safeguard Americans from the CCP’s nefarious tactics and the House Oversight Committee is uniquely equipped to ensure the federal government is taking every action necessary to thwart China’s political warfare,” said Comer, according to a release. “This hearing is the first in the Committee’s government-wide investigation into CCP political warfare and the witnesses appearing will tell the story of how the CCP targets America. I look forward to exposing the CCP’s actions and uncovering ways that federal agencies can work together to safeguard our communities.”

The hearing will be held on 10 a.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC on April 17. Expert witnesses expected at the hearing are: Ret. Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding, CEO of SEMPRE, and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute; Ret. USMC Col. Grant Newsham; and Peter Mattis, President, Jamestown Foundation

The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online at


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