Lawmakers Take Action to Protect U.S. in Health Crisis

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) has introduced a resolution to make the United States self-sufficient in medications to counter what he says is “China’s grip on America’s pharmaceutical supply chain.”

The move comes amid growing awareness of the vulnerability of the U.S. health care system to potentially hostile foreign forces, and it coincides with rising suspicions that COVID-19 may have escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China.

“I have long said that America needs to have a self-sufficient pharmaceutical supply chain to ensure that we have safe and accessible access to our medications,” Jackson said in a statement. “China’s military growth and predatory economic practices pose a grave threat to the United States, and, if left unchecked by the Biden administration, could have disastrous consequences.”

Jackson is a medical doctor and the former U.S. Navy and White House physician, who now serves on the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees.

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