Rep. Weber statement on China's Hypersonic Missile Test.
Washington, November 18, 2021
Washington, D.C. - Thursday, November 18, 2021. U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14) statement on China's hypersonic missile test.
"The United States must respond in a manner that adequately addresses the threatening behavior we are seeing. We have to say to our adversaries, 'this behavior is unacceptable, and you will not be allowed to continue this way, or else.' Any other response is simply irresponsible and harmful for the future safety and security of America and our allies around the world.
"Last Congress, my bill, the Space Technology Advancement Report (STAR) Act was added to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bill focused on findings and recommendations provided by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC). In their 2019 Annual Report to Congress, the USCC highlights increasingly threatening behavior by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in their campaign to dominate space through a variety of means. We know, because China has publicly stated it, that they view space as the next war-fighting domain. It is critical that the American government acts to secure and defend it."