Sen. Cotton Introduces Bill To End Dependence On China-Made Pharmaceuticals: ‘China Unleashed This Plague’

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On Wednesday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) appeared on Fox News to speak about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Host Steve Doocy first asked Sen. Cotton about the coronavirus relief legislation that lawmakers have been haggling over for the last several days. Cotton assured viewers that the bill isn’t the one Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) proposed, and that there would be “some more money” for “people who are losing their job” and “medical equipment,” among other things.

Doocy also asked Cotton about a recent op-ed penned by the senator and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) for Fox News in which they argue that the United States must end its pharmaceutical dependence on China.

In the op-ed, Cotton and Gallagher write that America’s dependence on China for pharmaceuticals poses a national security risk, and that the “low quality” of Chinese-made drugs has been dangerous in the past, and could be dangerous in the future as well.