06.08.21

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Boost American Innovation & Combat China Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after the “U.S. Innovation and Competition Act,” originally known as the “Endless Frontier Act,” a bipartisan bill to keep the U.S. competitive in the race against China, passed the Senate. 

“Winning the race against China is essential to maintaining the U.S.’s position as a global leader in technology and innovation. After thorough bipartisan debate, the Senate passed my bipartisan bill that will strategically invest in research to strengthen America’s position as a leader in areas like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and cybersecurity and create high-paying jobs in Montana and across the country in the process. We have to win the race against China, and in order to do so, we now need this bill to pass out of the U.S. House and be signed into law.”

This bill will:

  • Invest in American innovation and technology to ensure the U.S. maintains its competitive edge over China
  • Promote high paying U.S. technology and manufacturing jobs
  • Hold China accountable for intellectual property violations
  • Increase sanctions on China for cyber-attacks and human rights abuses

Senator Daines worked to make the bill stronger and amended the bill to increase enforcement of the China Phase One Trade Deal’s IP provisions. 

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Contact: Katherine McKeoghKatie Schoettler