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Cheney: Chinese Communists Steal Our Intellectual Property, Engage In Espionage

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney has introduced a bill that would keep certain Chinese companies from accessing United States capital markets.

The Wyoming representative has never been shy about expressing her concerns about China and the fact that the United States must be careful when dealing with the country.

“The Chinese Communist Party regularly breaches America’s shores to steal our intellectual property, engage in espionage, feed off our markets, and more,” Cheney said. 

This week, Cheney and two of her fellow Republican representatives introduced a bill that would prohibit any Chinese companies from accessing capital markets in the United States if they’re listed on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s “Entity List” or the Department of Defense’s list of Communist Chinese military companies.

The Entity List is one that contains names of certain foreign persons or entities that are subject to specific license requirements for the export, re-export and/or transfer of specified items.

In addition to prohibiting these companies from being listed on securities exchanges, this bill would prohibit American investment companies, insurance companies and retirement funds from investing in the Chinese companies on the Entity List.

Cheney worked alongside Utah Rep. Chris Stewart and Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher on the bill.

Cheney is a member of the China Task Force that was created in May to look into threats posed to America’s freedom and security by the Chinese government.

“The U.S. must counter the CCP’s efforts to take advantage of our free and open system here at home, in addition to doing all we can to counter the CCP’s malign activities abroad,” Cheney said. “This legislation is a critical step toward making sure that CCP military companies can no longer exploit U.S. markets in support of China’s pernicious power projection, nuclear build-up, grave human rights abuses and other malign activities.”

Last week, President Donald Trump announced an executive order that similarly banned U.S. investment in Chinese companies identified on lists released in June and August by the Pentagon.

Just a few months ago, Cheney and a number of her Congressional colleagues inquired into the Walt Disney Company’s work with China during the filming of the live-action “Mulan” remake.

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Cheney to Trump: Either Prove Fraud Or Accept Results

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Never shy about saying what she means, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is one of the few but growing number of Republicans to tell President Trump it’s time to put up or shut up.

Cheney, in a statement on Friday, told the president that claims of election fraud must be backed by evidence rather than just allegations.

“America is governed by the rule of law. The President and his lawyers have made claims of criminality and widespread fraud, which they allege could impact election results,” Cheney said. “If they have genuine evidence of this, they are obligated to present it immediately in court and to the American people.”

“If the President cannot prove these claims or demonstrate that they would change the election result, he should fulfill his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States by respecting the sanctity of our electoral process,” she said.

The president fired back Friday evening saying that he wouldn’t accept the results of the election claiming that there were enough fraudulent votes cast to “easily flip the election.”

“You’re just unhappy that I’m bringing the troops back home where they belong!” Trump said.

Longtime Trump ally Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, echoed Cheney’s remarks on Sunday.

“Listen, I have been a supporter of the president,” Christie said on ABC.  “I voted for him twice, but elections have consequences, and we cannot continue to act as if something happened here that didn’t happen.”

In calling Trump’s legal team a “national embarrassment,” Christie said it was time to present the evidence of fraud.

“If you are unwilling to come forward and present the evidence, it must mean the evidence doesn’t exist,” he said. “The country is what has to matter the most. As much as I’m a strong Republican and I love my party, it’s the country that has to come first.”

Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, meanwhile, refused to cede ground stating that the president has every right to challenge the results of the election stating that “the American people have a right to feel confident in the election process.”

“The president has every right to use all the appeals and recounts and legal measures he’s using,” Barrasso said on FOX News. The election is much closer than people though.”

“Ultimately if there is genuine proof and evidence of things that have happened that would change the outcome then it is time to look at that evidence now,” he said.

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Cheney Faces Slams AOC On Twitter: “America Will Never Be a Socialist Country”

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney has taken to Twitter to offer some pointed comments to some of her political counterparts who sit across the aisle.

On Thursday, she retweeted a post by Democratic darling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is known for having more socialist leanings.

“If you say ‘socialism’ three times in a mirror, a corporate lobbyist-backed candidate grows their wings,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a joking tone on Twitter Wednesday morning, accompanying the tweet with an angel emoji.

Cheney did not take well to these words, firing back at Ocasio-Cortez in a response on Thursday morning, saying that socialism was a “fraud.”

“Actually, you can say it as many times as you want,” Cheney wrote. “The American people know socialism is a fraud that has spread death and poverty and crushed human freedom everywhere it’s been tried. But go ahead, keep saying it.

“America will be never be a socialist country.”

She ended her post with an American flag emoji.

Cheney has never been shy about her feelings towards socialism or the Democratic party, although she usually focuses on the veteran Democrats such as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi or U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer.

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Liz Cheney Wins Third Wyoming U.S. House Term

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U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney won election to a third term as Wyoming’s lone member of the U.S. House on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Lynnette Grey Bull.

Cheney won 240,547 to Grey Bull’s 61,552, according to unofficial returns. Richard Brubaker, a Libertarian, won 8,998 votes and Jeff Haggit, a member of the Constitutional Party, collected 6,961.

The unofficial returns did not include any votes from Sweetwater County, which had not reported any returns as of 11 p.m. Tuesday.

As in Wyoming’s Senate race, the campaign marked the first time in Wyoming history two women ran against each other for the state’s U.S. House seat.

Lummis, the daughter of former vice president and U.S. Rep. Dick Cheney, ran on her record of conservative leadership while serving in the U.S. House since 2016. 

The member of the House Armed Services and Natural Resources committees pointed to her work on issues such as preventing court interference with wolf management, enhancing the competitiveness of Wyoming soda ash and moving the management of oil and gas permitting on federal lands into state hands during her campaign.

Greybull, the first indigenous woman to seek federal office from Wyoming, vowed if elected to pursue affordable health care, maintain and enhance benefits for veterans and help the state address changes in energy production that have hurt traditional fossil fuel production.

She also pledged to act in a bipartisan fashion, working with members of the Republican Party to accomplish her goals.

The California native moved to Wyoming in 2017 and is director of the Wind River/Department of Interior Land Buyback Program for Tribal Nations. The group is working to distribute $1.9 billion in awards made for the mismanagement of tribal land.

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Cheney Dedicates First National Cemetery in Wyoming; “Veterans Most Important Part of Her Job”

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In dedicating Wyoming’s first national cemetery last week, Congresswoman Liz Cheney said the work done on behalf of veterans and current members of the armed forces is the most important work she does as a member of congress.

“We all know and recognize that the freedoms that we enjoy, the freedoms that we are able to exercise every single day, we only are able to do that because of brave men and women like you who had stepped forward and answered the call,” Cheney said.

Cheney was joined by VA Secretary Robert Wilkie and Gov. Mark Gordon at the ceremony dedicating the new cemetery which is located about five miles northwest of Cheyenne.

Recalling a statue of a union solider at the Antietam National Battlefield, Cheney cited the inscription on the monument which says: “Not for Themselves, but for Their Country.”

“I think that is something that we all need to pause every day and particularly on a day like today when we’re here to commemorate to dedicate the cemetery,” she said. “That it is because of the selfless service of all of you that we live in freedom.”

She went on to say that the “task and responsibility” of representing Wyoming’s constituents is to make sure that she and others in elected positions “conduct ourselves in a way that is worthy of the sacrifices that so many have made and continue to make.”

“I am very honored to be here. pleased to be able to be here on such an important day and such an important moment,” she said.

Cheney later posted a photo of World War II veteran Gerry Meyer who attended the ceremony. The 100-year-old vet served in the Navy during WWII & later as Dean of Wyoming’s College of Arts & Science.

“We owe Gerry our gratitude for his patriotic service to our state & country,” she said,.

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Cheney: We’ve Got To Make Sure Pelosi Isn’t Speaker Much Longer

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney continued to blast Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi regarding the proposed coronavirus stimulus package this week, this time on a Cheyenne talk radio station.

On Thursday, Cheney was interviewed on KFBC Radio about the stimulus package, pointing blame at Pelosi for being the reason it has stalled in recent weeks.

“The Speaker, at every opportunity, has chosen the partisan approach over actually getting something done, which is one of the biggest reasons why we’ve got to make sure she’s not Speaker for very much longer,” Cheney told host Reece Monaco.

Monaco mentioned President Donald Trump’s recent comments about how he would sign a bill that rushed $1,200 stimulus checks for Americans who make under a certain amount, asking Cheney if she thought that should be done or if the president should wait until after the election.

Cheney hoped it would happen sooner rather than later, adding she believed Pelosi was facing pressure from other House Democrats who “are in vulnerable seats.”

“So, I am hopeful that the combination of putting additional pressure on Speaker Pelosi, being able to pull out some of the discrete standalone kinds of assistance programs people need and the work, of course, of Leader McConnell over on the Senate side, that we will be able to get something moving, I hope,” she said.

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Cheney: “Pelosi Has Fundamentally Failed America”

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney did not have kind words to say after voting against the House of Representatives’ coronavirus relief bill on Thursday.

The House passed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package on Thursday, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he wouldn’t support any legislation that cost more than $2 trillion, according to CBS News.

Cheney called the bill a “cynical partisan” one and said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

“Time and again, we have watched her block relief, refuse to negotiate and delay progress,” Cheney said in a statement. “The Democrats are wasting invaluable time and turning their backs on the American people.”

The representative added that Congress should be providing assistance to families, workers, small businesses, agriculture and energy producers in Wyoming and across America. But, she continued, Pelosi has found ways to fund Green New Deal-style programs and send taxpayer money to illegal immigrants, arguments she has regularly touted.

She added that Pelosi has changed election laws to “rig the process for Democrats.”

Cheney also criticized the bill for “cut[ting] money for our law enforcement officials, building on the Democrats’ commitment to defund the police.”

“Speaker Pelosi has fundamentally failed America and her decision to stand in the way of a common sense relief bill is the latest example of that,” Cheney said.

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Cheney: America Must Invest In Defense To Deter China

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America must invest in its military to deter threats from China, according to U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney.

Cheney, a member of the China Task Force created in May to look into threats posed to America’s freedom and security by the Chinese government, said the committee found that China is expanding its military footprint around the world and is preparing measures to counteract America’s defense systems.

Speaking during a news conference Wednesday to unveil the task force’s final report, Cheney said China’s activities require continued reliable funding for the country’s defenses, including its nuclear forces.

“We must modernize our nuclear triad,” she said. “It’s crucial to deterring the Chinese Communist Party and we must also develop and field conventional capabilities that are critical to countering the Chinese Communist Party in the Indo-Pacific in particular.”

Cheney said the United States must also modernize its sea and air power and develop new operational concepts to counter China’s nuclear missiles.

The military investment is especially important given the nature of the conflict between America and China, Cheney said.

“It is very important for everyone to note that we are in the midst of a battle between freedom and totalitarianism,” she said. “The question we all face is whether the United States and our allies will set the rules of the road into the future or whether the Chinese Communist Party and that authoritarian, totalitarian regime will set the rules of the road.”

The recommendations for military spending were among hundreds included in the report. Other recommendations dealt with issues including trade agreements and human rights issues.

When the task force was created, it was a bipartisan group that included Democrats as well as the 15 Republicans who ultimately issued the report.

Democrats withdrew from the task force the day before it was to begin its work, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, saying it was an attempt at “diversion” by Republicans.

Cheney criticized the Democrats for their decision.

“At a moment where we are facing, I think, what is a generational threat, it is too bad that the Democrats refused to join us on this report,” she said.

Cheney said two-thirds of the task force’s recommendations are bipartisan in nature and urged Democrats to work with the Republicans in seeking approval for the measures.

“…(I)n order for us to defeat the threat from China, we’ve got to work in a bipartisan fashion,” she said. “So we call on Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats once again to stop putting their personal political interests ahead of the interests of the security of this country and join us in helping to put in place some of these recommendations.”

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Cheney: Constitution Requires Peaceful Transfer Of Power

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

In the wake of comments made by President Donald Trump regarding the possible transfer of power after the presidential election, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney issued a reminder about the constitutional requirements for the transfer of power.

Cheney, in a tweet issued Thursday morning, wrote that a peaceful transfer of power was enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and fundamental to the survival of the republic.

“America’s leaders swear an oath to the Constitution,” she wrote. “We will uphold that oath.”

On Wednesday during a news conference, Trump was asked by a reporter whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power following the election if he lost to Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

The reporter noted that earlier this year, there was rioting in Louisville, Kentucky, the city where EMT Breonna Taylor was killed in a nighttime raid on her apartment by police while she was sleeping.

On Wednesday, a grand jury brought up three charges of wanton endangerment against former officer Brett Hankison, who was fired after Taylor’s death, for shooting into a home next to Taylor’s where people were inside, according to the Associated Press.

Protests broke out following the grand jury’s decision and two officers were shot in Louisville.

After the reporter brought up riots in Louisville, he questioned whether or not the president would commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost the election.

“Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump responded. “You know that. I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster.”

When the reporter asked again about Trump committing to the transfer, the president remarked it wouldn’t be transfer of power, but a continuation, implying he would win the November election.

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Cheney: Americans Are Sick Of Dems Ignoring Constitution

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney told Fox News this week that Congressional Democrats are desperate if they are considering impeaching President Donald Trump for nominating a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

In a short segment, Cheney responded to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s comments on CNN, when the Democratic representative said Republicans would be “paying the price for elections to come” if they nominated Ginsberg’s replacement before the presidential election.

Cheney said that Trump was doing his constitutional duty by nominating a Supreme Court replacement. She anticipated that the Senate would confirm the nominee.

This would be the president’s second Supreme Court nomination, following Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Cheney also said the American people are sick of Democrats’ calls to abolish the Electoral College, although it should be noted that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden doesn’t agree with this argument.

“The more the Democrats act as though they’re willing to burn the whole place down, that they do not believe in the Constitution, the more threats they make about court packing, the more the American people are just sick of it,” she said.

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