NYT: Senate Passes Bill to Bolster Competitiveness With China
Wed June, 2021, Age: 1 week
On a 68-32 vote, the United States Senate passed a bill to invest roughly $250 billion into critical sectors for scientific research and development. The bill, which received rare bipartisan support, signaled the United States’ renewed urgency to counter Beijing in industry and technology. The legislation is set to be debated in the House of Representatives, where leadership has expressed greater skepticism over the bill’s focus on emerging technologies.