Senate-Passed China Bill Uncertain in House

The Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, meant to bolster America’s technological and economic competition with China, faces a lengthy, unknown timeline in the House of Representatives. House Democrats are advancing several of their own bills to bolster U.S. competitiveness in science and manufacturing and to address human-rights issues. POLITICO reports that, according to a… Read more »

House Unveils Big Tech Antitrust Legislation

Last week, bipartisan legislators in the House of Representatives introduced a package of bills that would make the biggest changes to antitrust laws in decades. The legislation, while not specifying companies, would likely target Google, Facebook, Amazon and possibly Microsoft. In particular, the package would eliminate “self-preferencing” often used by tech giants to promote their… Read more »

Bipartisan Infrastructure Talks Continue Amid Challenges

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of 21 senators announced support for a nearly $1 trillion traditional infrastructure framework. POLITICO reports the framework, which now has the support of 11 Republican senators, does not include any tax increases and is instead funded through a combination of revenue raisers that include repurposing COVID relief funds and reducing the… Read more »

Senate Passes U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

With a 68-32 vote, the Senate on Tuesday passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, meant to bolster America’s technological and economic competition with China. The legislation – totaling roughly $250 billion – was a major priority for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and was co-authored by Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.). The bill now… Read more »

Senate GOP & Administration Infrastructure Talks Break Down

Bipartisan negotiations between the Biden Administration and Senate Republicans, led by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), have officially ended without an infrastructure deal. The White House ended talks after negotiators failed to reach an agreement on the size of the legislative package and how to pay for it. In the end, the two sides remained… Read more »