There is a bipartisan push in the House to bar China from buying more American farmland after business interests tied to the Communist government in Beijing have already scooped up some 200,000 acres, but a Republican-led bill is getting held up by changes sought by some Democrats.
Legislative efforts to block the Chinese from buying more American real estate is being led by Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), who said that majority Democrats have taken out all references to the regime in Beijing by offering an amendment to an agricultural spending measure that originally blocked Chinese Communist Party from buying farmland in the U.S.
“[O]ver the last decade, we’ve seen a huge increase in the acquisition of these kinds of assets — farming in particular — by the People’s Republic of China,” he told Just The News. “And that, to me, is just a direction that, while we can, we should do all we can to stop.” read more
Rep. Dan Newhouse: Protecting American farmland from China – John Solomon Podcast.