Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) spoke on the House floor on Thursday about the origins of The Epoch Times, shedding light on its ongoing mission to provide uncensored information to readers around the world despite facing oppression by the Chinese communist regime.

Mr. Norman began his speech by telling the story of John Tang, founder of the publication, who was pursuing a doctorate in physics at Georgia Tech in 1999 when, after an unexpected turn of events, he decided to launch a newspaper.

He never imagined that 20 years later he would be heading the fourth-largest American newspaper by subscription count,” Mr. Norman stated.