Democrats want to throw billions, including funds for the U.N., at problems unrelated to China or national security.
NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE B arring a major surprise, the House is poised to pass the 2,900-page China-focused competition bill that Speaker Nancy Pelosi released last night. Republicans, however, were quick to pour cold water on the massive legislative package, which their Democratic colleagues pitched as a landmark proposal. The GOP officials say it’s fundamentally unserious, nakedly partisan, and unlikely to advance America’s national-security interests.
That bill — dubbed the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act, or the America COMPETES Act — is the House’s answer to the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, the bipartisan $252 billion research-and-development