House Democrats say the Senate bill is too strict in allocating funding to specific areas of advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Their bill, which has fewer provisions for new funding rounds for scientific research, places more emphasis on strengthening basic research in many areas, particularly climate change.
“We are taking action to address critical needs identified by the scientific community, industry, academia and other stakeholders as what they need most to succeed in the 21st century,” said Dr. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Democrat of Texas and chair of the Science Committee.
Because both House and Senate bills are broad in scope, there will be no shortage of issues for lawmakers to discuss. Those provisions include a House-run effort to make it harder for Chinese companies to import duty-free goods into the United States and a Senate-run effort to restore previously granted exclusions to the United States. with tariffs that former President Donald Trump has imposed on China. .
The provision that has by far gained the most bipartisan support is money for chipmakers, a measure Semiconductor companies like Intel say will increase the attractiveness of investment in the United States.
But many Republicans, some of whom had previously passed certain parts of the bill in committee or in the House, said they could not support the larger bill with so many additional measures. which they consider irrelevant.
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The pandemic has sparked the problem. Complex and interconnected global supply chains are in flux. Much of the crisis can stemming from the outbreak of Covid-19, causing an economic downturn, mass layoffs, and production shutdowns. Here’s what happened next:
“This is a missed opportunity to advance a proactive trade agenda that protects Americans and strengthens American innovation, while reducing American innovation,” said Adrian Smith, a Republican from Nebraska. alleviate some of the pressures in the supply chain and workforce that our nation is facing.”
Many of the foreign policy measures Democrats added to the House bill focus on climate change, and other provisions are written as symbolic assertions, rather than explicit legislation. forced or reflective measures. passed by the National Assembly. It will authorize $225 million over five years to support the State Department’s military education and training programs in the Indo-Pacific region.
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