Michael Guest

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Congressman Guest Cosponsors Legislation to Curb Chinese Influence in American Free Market

Washington, D.C.  – Last week, Congressman Michael Guest (MS-03) cosponsored the Exposing China’s Belt and Road Investment in America Act of 2021. The legislation would require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review any foreign investment in the United States resulting in China’s control of a business or property. It also would ensure this review includes real estate acquisitions in the United States by a foreign person and the establishment of a U.S. business to operate this real estate.

“The Chinese Communist Party has used many tactics and strategies to gain an economic advantage over American businesses and institutions, one of which is to take advantage of incentives offered to American companies in order to expand their own influence. We will not allow China to exploit the free market with underhanded business tricks and closed-door deals.”

The Chinese Communist Party and their business subsidiaries routinely make “greenfield” investments, a foreign direct investment in which a parent company creates a subsidiary in a different country. The subsidiary then builds or expands operations while buying land, building factories, and taking advantage of state and local tax breaks in America to expand China’s influence in the United States.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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