Nancy Pelosi is ordering her troops, the House Democrats to block a bill that will curtail the influence of the Communist-led Chinese-government-funded Confucius Institute, stymying bipartisan legislation that unanimously already passed in the Senate.
In August, the Trump Administration designates Confucius Institute As a foreign mission, In response To Chinese Communist Party Influence.
The Confucius Institute has a long-dreaded and successful agenda in the United States of infiltrating college campuses, and in July
Hanban, the Chinese government agency responsible for administering the Confucius Institute, has worked with the College Board for years to place government-approved Chinese teachers in American high schools across the country…https://t.co/fysx0eZn5w https://t.co/4T7DBS78uh
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According to the Washington Beacon:
“Despite bipartisan support in the upper chamber, House Democrats—including a cosponsor for the bill—voted against placing the CONFUCIUS Act on the agenda in late July, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has yet to announce plans to place the bill on the floor. If passed, the legislation would require all federally funded universities with Confucius Institutes to assume “full managerial control” of the institutes, a move that would limit the Chinese government’s influence over the program.”
“I regret that Speaker Pelosi has still not scheduled the CONFUCIUS Act for a vote,” said Rules Committee Ranking Member Tom Cole, who introduced the July vote. “This isn’t about politics. It’s about holding China accountable, and Speaker Pelosi clearly hasn’t made that a priority.”
Earlier in June they had reported:
“Dozens of universities, including Columbia and Stanford, are hosting the Chinese government-funded Confucius Institute despite increasing scrutiny from the federal government.
Many elite universities with Confucius Institute programs appear to be unfazed by the Trump administration’s decision last week to designate the D.C-based headquarters of the program as a “foreign mission”—a label the U.S. government applies to entities it finds to be directly controlled by a foreign power. Despite the announcement, nearly 50 colleges and universities will continue their partnership with Confucius Institute programs, which comes with up to $1 million in Chinese government funding.
The cushy partnership between American universities and the Chinese regime has restricted academic freedom on campus, frequently forcing administrators and faculty members to self-censor to avoid Beijing’s wrath.”
They might unfazed because Pelosi is going to war for them. Now we know.