ERIC SCHMITT, Senator for Missouri

 WASHINGTON – Last week, Senator Eric Schmitt cosponsored Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) Protecting America from Spies (SPIES) Act and the Protecting Military Installations and Ranges Act in order to prevent China and other foreign adversaries’ covert activities in the United States:

“China is undoubtedly our largest adversary when it comes to keeping Americans safe and promoting freedom globally. Under no circumstance should the United States be allowing foreign adversaries to conduct clandestine operations near our military bases or critical civilian infrastructure,” said Senator Eric Schmitt. “Both of these acts are a crucial step in safeguarding our military secrets and ensuring information is kept out of the hands of those who would seek to harm Americans.”    



Protecting Military Installations and Ranges Act

This bill adds transactions under the following criteria for review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US:

·       For example, 100 miles from Whiteman Air Force Base would cover a square of Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and north of Chillicothe.