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DATA: Black Americans Disproportionately Hit by Joe Biden’s Outsourcing of US Jobs to China

As a United States Senator and the chief architect of the Obama Administration’s Chinese foreign policy, former Vice President Joe Biden facilitated the offshoring of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China – a move that disproportionately disadvantaged black working-class Americans. The Democratic Presidential candidate made his first visit to China in April of 1979 as part of a US Congressional Delegation. Not long after, Senator Biden voted to grant China permanent normal trade relation (PTNR) status in 2000 and lobbied for China’s inclusion into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. Reflecting on the trip at the opening session of the

RENACCI: Post-Coronavirus, We Should Make Our Supply Chains Great Again

Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and according to data from the FDA, about 90 percent of factories producing pharmaceuticals intended for American consumption are located outside of the United States. The coronavirus has revealed such serious flaws with our current trade practices that have left us extremely reliant on the hostile, foreign nation of China. After we grapple with the outbreak, and most Americans return to normal, leadership in Congress and the White House need to come up with a plan to ensure we are less dependent on China in the future. We must