Sep 09, 2020 / Technology

American COMPETE Act Passes the House Energy and Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the bipartisan American Competitiveness on More Productive Emerging Tech Economy (COMPETE) Act (H.R. 8132) which was introduced by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Bobby Rush (D-IL). This legislation would work to maintain America’s competitive edge in emerging technology so we can continue to lead the world. 

“This legislation will help ensure America leads the world in technological innovations well into the 21st Century. I appreciate the leadership of all the Members and staff who have worked on this bill package,” said McMorris Rodgers. “These are not Republican or Democrat solutions. They are American. It’s imperative that we continue to work together for America’s global competitive edge in emerging technologies that will raise our standard of living, empower individuals, and create American jobs.”

“The American COMPETE Act will not only ensure that the United States remains out in front with regards to emerging technology, but this bipartisan bill also contains important provisions addressing how we can use these technologies to better protect our constituents,” said Rep. Rush. “Whether protecting our seniors from scam artists or protecting the public from disinformation, emerging technologies will undoubtedly play a pivotal role, and the American COMPETE Act recognizes that. I am proud to see this bill make its way out of Committee to the House Floor and I am grateful for Rep. McMorris Rodgers for working with me to introduce this critical legislation.”  

NOTE: Introduced on August 31, 2020, the American COMPETE Act incentivizes free-market American ingenuity by reducing regulatory and bureaucratic barriers to the development and deployment of next-gen tech. The package develops strategies to enhance U.S. competitiveness in these areas as well as ensure supply chains are secure. This package of legislation is made up of eight individual bills previously introduced, including:

  • H.R. 6950 the Generating Artificial Intelligence Network Security (GAINS) Act (Rep. McMorris Rodgers)
  • H.R. 2644 the SMART IoT Act (Rep. Latta)
  • H.R. 6943 the Advancing Unmanned Delivery Services Act (Rep. Latta)
  • H.R. 6919 the Advancing Quantum Computing Act (Rep. Griffith)
  • H.R. 6939 the Advancing IoT Manufacturing Act (Rep. Hudson)
  • H.R. 6928 the Advancing 3D Printing Act (Rep. Burgess)
  • H.R. 6926 the Advancing New and Advanced Materials Act (Rep. Bucshon)
  • H.R. 6938 the Advancing Blockchain Act (Rep. Guthrie)
  • H.R. 6937 the Countering Online Harms Act (Rep. Guthrie)

Read the bill by clicking here.

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