Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-16) was appointed by Speaker Kevin McCarty to serve as a member of the House Select Committee on China. LaHood, who has long engaged on issues related to the U.S.-China relationship, served on the House Republican China Task Force in the 116th and 117th Congress and currently Co-Chairs the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group. LaHood will also continue to serve as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

"The Chinese Communist Party presents generational challenges that impact the American economy, our workforce, technology and innovation, and military and national security," said Rep. LaHood. "Now more than ever, Congress must work in a bipartisan way to strengthen American economic competitiveness, bolster and secure our supply chains, promote our trade interests and leadership in the Indo-Pacific, modernize our technology, and protect our national and cyber security against China. I am grateful to be chosen by Speaker McCarthy for this appointment to the Select Committee, and I look forward to working under Chairman Gallagher's leadership with members of both parties to substantively address these significant challenges."

“Under a Republican majority, the work carried out in the Intelligence and China Select Committees will help our nation stay ahead of emerging threats. To carry out this important work, we need legislators with the experience and vision to pursue the innovative policy solutions that will help us to effectively counter our adversaries. That is why I am proud to appoint Darin LaHood to both of these committees. He has spent years analyzing the CCP threats and understands Congress’ role in conducting crucial intelligence oversight. Darin will help deliver a safer nation for all Americans," said Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy.

“The Chinese Communist Party poses a threat to our economy and national security, and few people understand this as well as Congressman LaHood. As a member of the House Intelligence Committee and House Ways and Means Committee, he has worked to crack down on the CCP’s unfair trade practices, strengthen critical supply chains, and enhance our economic competitiveness. He is an excellent choice to serve on the Committee," said Congressman Mike Gallagher, Chairman of the House Select Committee on China.

The U.S. House Representative established the House Select Committee on China with a broad, bipartisan vote of 365-65 on January 10, 2023.