Rep. Calvert Statement on China’s Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile Test

October 18, 2021
Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42), the Ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, has released the following statement in response to reports that China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August:

“China’s reported nuclear-capable hypersonic missile test is the latest example of the Chinese Communist Party’s growing military aggression. America’s national security posture and investments in our defense resources must reflect this growing threat. We simply cannot afford to waste time or money on outdated national security policies or systems that don’t reflect the reality of China being our primary near-peer adversary.”