Legislation Includes Important Priorities Secured by Senator Hassan to Strengthen Economy and Harden Critical Infrastructure
WASHINGTON – The Senate passed historic, bipartisan legislation today introduced by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan to help the U.S. outcompete China and strengthen national security. The bipartisan United States Innovation and Competition Act also includes important priorities secured by Senator Hassan to help boost the economy and harden critical infrastructure.
“America has always been at the forefront of innovation, and this bipartisan legislation delivers on our country’s proud military legacy and global technological leadership,” Senator Hassan said. “The United States Innovation and Competition Act will help us safeguard our national security, outcompete China and other foreign adversaries, and strengthen manufacturing right here at home, helping create more jobs for Granite Staters. I am glad that the Senate came together on a bipartisan basis to pass this major legislation, and I urge my colleagues in the House to quickly pass this bill.”
The bipartisan United States Innovation and Competition Act includes critical bipartisan priorities secured by Senator Hassan, including:
The passage of the United States Innovation and Competition Act builds on Senator Hassan’s ongoing efforts to ensure that America outcompetes China and invests in U.S. research and manufacturing. In February, Senator Hassan and a bipartisan group of her colleagues discussed strengthening the U.S. supply chain with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. In addition, Senator Hassan has worked to strengthen research and development in the U.S. by introducing the bipartisan American Innovation and Jobs Act to support research and development (R&D) investments by innovative startups and by established companies making major R&D investments, which could help the U.S. ramp up its production of semiconductors.