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Texas Scorecard by  Valerie Muñoz July 14, 2023

The act targets schools owned, operated, or controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has filed legislation to prohibit the Department of Defense from establishing Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) at private schools controlled by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Chinese Communist Party (CCP), or the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

The act is entitled “Deterring Egregious State Infiltration of Schools’ Training,” or the DESIST Act.

In 2017, Cruz passed legislation that prevents the Department of Defense from funding Confucius Institutes—cultural institutes and schools directly or indirectly funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

In 2020, the U.S. Department of State designated the Confucius Institute U.S. Center (the network’s headquarters) as a foreign mission of the People’s Republic of China.