Statement from the House Committee Chairs on the Unveiling of the America COMPETES Act of 2022 – YubaNet

washington d.c. January 25, 2022 – Today, the House released the text of the Creating Opportunity for Manufacturing, Technology Leadership, and Economic Strength Act of 2022. U.S. COMPETES Act of 2022 includes historic investment to increase production of U.S.-made semiconductors, tackles supply chain vulnerabilities to make more goods in America, boosts scientific research and leadership technology and enhances US economic and national security at home and abroad.

“The United States has long been a beacon of excellence in science and engineering,” said Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chair of the Science, Space and Technology Committee. “If we want to continue to lead, now is the time to chart our own course. That’s what my colleagues and I in the House plan to do with the America COMPETES Act of 2022. I’m so proud of the Bipartisan Science Committee provisions that are included in this package. Our bills have been crafted from the ground up with rigorous input from the scientific community on what they need most to succeed in the 21st century. They will strengthen our country’s competitiveness and reaffirm our global leadership in innovation and technology. These transformative investments in science and innovation will help us revitalize our research infrastructure, create STEM opportunities for all, create clean energy solutions, tackle the climate crisis, strengthen our national security, improve our semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, and much more. By leveraging our scientific investments and talents to develop solutions that improve the lives of every American, including those in historically underserved communities, we help ensure the sustainability of our leadership. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate, Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Schumer and President Biden as we come together to set America on the path to prosperity and leadership.

“It is high time for the United States to get on a path to compete globally in the modern age, and that includes creating long-term economic growth and quality jobs for the American people,” said Peter DeFazio, chair of the transportation and infrastructure committee. “I am thrilled that the America COMPETES Act includes provisions from my committee that would authorize $4 billion in new grants to help communities that have historically been left behind to finally get ahead and stay ahead in the economy. of the 21st century.”

“The America COMPETES Act helps put us on the right track to lead the pack in creating the strongest, most advanced economy of the future,” Frank Pallone, Jr, Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, noted. “This legislation strengthens our country’s supply chains so that more essential goods are made here in the United States rather than in China. It is also strengthening our national strategic reserve and investing in the next generation of advanced technologies. This comprehensive legislation brings together many bills that have garnered strong bipartisan support in the past, and I hope it passes with the same bipartisan spirit.

“This legislation is more than just rhetoric – it’s a bill with teeth that cracks down on China’s abuse of U.S. trade laws,” he said. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal. “Strengthening our supply chains and tackling China’s trade practices that distort the global marketplace are bipartisan priorities, and I know members on both sides of the aisle want to make sure workers, American manufacturers and farmers have all the tools they need to succeed in the world. economy. With key improvements to trade adjustment assistance programs, this bill expands and modernizes support for workers and businesses under pressure from international competition. The America COMPETES Act of 2022 is the boldest and best option we have to resist China’s harmful actions and support American workers.

“Right now, China and other malicious actors are threatening our national security and global financial stability,” he said. Maxine Waters, Chair of the Financial Services Committee. “That’s why the America COMPETES Act is long-awaited, common-sense legislation that will finally hold countries like China accountable for how they engage in illicit or aggressive activities to harm our financial system. country. With this bill, our country and our allies will be stronger and better prepared to face the competition and repel these attacks. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to get this bill across the finish line.

“As our nation competes to win the 21st century, Congress has a duty to invest in American workers and protect American innovation,” said Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler. “The strategic and bipartisan investments in this bill will improve consumer protection, foster competition in our economy, and strengthen scientific research and development for generations to come. Our nation will benefit greatly from this landmark legislation, and I look forward to its speedy passage through the House of Representatives.

“To ensure American innovation and global leadership in emerging technologies, we must develop and foster programs within the federal government to attract top cyber talent,” said Carolyn B. Maloney, chair of the Oversight and Reform Committee. “At the same time, we must protect the privacy and civil liberties of Americans as we explore new technological frontiers. The Oversight Committee provisions in the America COMPETES Act of 2022 will help our nation meet these challenges. I commend Speaker Pelosi for bringing this comprehensive package to the House to codify these critical national security and economic priorities.

“The success and competitiveness of the American economy depends on the strength of our country’s workforce. The America COMPETES Act will connect our nation’s students and workers to the skills they need to succeed in high-tech industries while keeping our economy competitive for years to come. These investments will enable more K-12 schools to offer their students computer science courses and create low-cost pathways for STEM college credit, and they build on bipartisan support to learning by expanding opportunities for high quality recorded learning. It is important to note that the jobs created by this legislation include protections to ensure that workers receive a living wage. I am grateful to my colleagues for working together to produce a proposal that will ensure a better future for our country’s workers and the American economy, noted Chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, Robert C. “Bobby” Scott.

“I am proud that the House has crafted strong, bipartisan legislation to ensure America remains competitive in the world, while strengthening our economic and national security,” said Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Bennie G. Thompson. “The homeland security provisions of this bill will boost the nation’s procurement of vital homeland security equipment and supplies, create new opportunities for small businesses, and improve DHS supply chain security.” The House bill holds great promise for boosting economic opportunity and deserves early consideration.

“America COMPETES is building a foundation for America to succeed for decades to come, not just in our competition with the PRC, but in our fight for a more peaceful, prosperous, and just world. At home, it does this by investing in innovation in critical industries and strengthening our institutions.Through the inclusion of my bill, the EAGLE Act, America COMPETES will also ensure that America leads diplomatically on the world stage to bring our partners and allies with us. This will elevate our leadership in international forums and on global issues to counter China’s efforts to undermine global rules. And it will ensure that the US government upholds our values ​​by holding the PRC accountable for its flagrant violation of human rights from Xinjiang to Tibet to Hong Kong. I commend the President and my colleagues in the House for developing a comprehensive strategy to raise r the challenge of China,” said Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory W. Meeks.

“I am proud to sponsor this bill, which reinforces America’s legacy as a world leader in both environmental conservation and labor standards. These bipartisan provisions to protect our oceans and combat wildlife trafficking set us apart from the Chinese government’s practices, help us hold bad actors accountable, and ensure America’s long-term economic security.” declared Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee Raúl M. Grijalva.

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