Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Roy of Kerrville filed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to protect American real estate from the Chinese Communist Party’s influence.

“There is no reason we should allow one of our greatest adversaries — the Chinese Communist Party – to buy up land in the United States,” said Roy. “If the Soviet Union had been doing this in the [’80s], we’d have recognized the threat. China is not our friend; they want to dominate us and destroy our way of life; we need to wake up and start acting like it.”

Roy’s “Securing America’s Land from Foreign Interference Act” would prohibit the purchase of U.S. real estate—public or private—by members of the CCP or any entity under the control or influence of the CCP.

Texas Scorecard chronicled China’s incursions into Texas in a recent special investigative series and Exposed, an exclusive podcast series.

Meanwhile, Texas State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R–Brenham) has also filed legislation to stop the CCP, North Korea, Iran, and Russia from purchasing Texas land.

This is a growing security concern for many states around the country.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has also floated the possibility of a ban on CCP purchases of real estate in Florida.

“When [the CCP has] interests that are opposed to ours and you see how they’ve wielded their authority — and especially with President Xi, who’s taken a much more Marxist Leninist turn since he’s been ruling China — that is not in the best interest of Florida to have the Chinese Communist Party owning farmland, owning land close to military bases. Why would you want them buying residential developments or things like that? I don’t want them owning subdivisions,” said DeSantis in a press conference.

Concerned citizens can use Texas Scorecard’s Elected Officials Directory to contact their representatives and ask how they will protect Texas from CCP interference.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.