FEBRUARY 2, 2022

Elizabeth Fairchild

Washington, DC — Last week, the House released the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022. The Senate passed its own version last year, called the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) of 2021.

Liz Fairchild, Executive Director of Business Forward, issued the following statement in response to the House bill:

“The America COMPETES Act includes 50 bills with bipartisan support. It would strengthen supply chains and bring them closer to home, build a more diverse and inclusive innovation environment, invest in regional economic growth, and rebuild the American manufacturing base.  

This is common sense legislation the House can pass to support a successful economic recovery and ensure the United States is competitive in global markets for years to come.”




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