MIAMI, FL - Today, Congressman Carlos A. Giménez (FL-28) issued the following statement after the Biden Administration announced a series of action to strengthen the cybersecurity of America’s ports against Communist China:

“Communist China is our foremost adversary and poses the most significant national security threat against the United States,” said Rep. Gimenez. “Safeguarding our nation’s seaports against the malign influence of Communist China is of paramount importance. For years, both as Mayor of Miami-Dade County and as a Member of Congress, I have been warning about the undue influence of Communist China on our port cranes and the need to protect our nation’s port infrastructure. Our ports are critical hubs of economic activity, a cyberattack by Communist China would cause a cascading impact to domestic and global supply chains. Finally, the Biden Administration has taken action to enhance port cybersecurity.”

Congressman Carlos Giménez serves as the Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, which maintains oversight of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). 

Congressman Carlos Giménez represents Miami-Dade County and the beautiful Florida Keys. He is the only Cuban-born Member of the 118th Congress, having fled his homeland shortly after the Communist takeover of the island. He is the first career firefighter paramedic elected to the House of Representatives and served as the former Fire Chief of the City of Miami and Mayor of Miami-Dade County. He served on the House Armed Services Committee, the Homeland Security Committee, and the Select Committee on China.