U.S. Congressman Mike Flood recently made comments during a hearing of the Small Business Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Business Development on the issue of “Right to Repair.”
During his comments, Congressman Flood highlighted concerns about the potential for the Chinese Communist Party to steal American intellectual property if private property rights are not adequately safeguarded.
“There is a reason that China’s spies try to steal our secrets: we have valuable technology that they think is worth stealing. It is essential that we protect our free-market system which makes those innovations possible,” said U.S. Congressman Mike Flood. “To ensure we can feed the next generation and maintain our agricultural export economy, we need to protect intellectual property, defend our free-market principles, and continue to reward innovation.”