McMorris Rodgers, Rush Pass Bipartisan American COMPETE Act in the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Bobby Rush (D-IL) led in passing their American Competitiveness on More Productive Emerging Tech Economy (COMPETE) Act (H.R. 8132) in the House to restore American global competitiveness in emerging technologies and win the future. This bipartisan legislation passed the House today by a voice vote. 
 
“In order for America to win the future, beat China, create jobs, and raise our standard of living, we need to lead the world in emerging technologies,” said McMorris Rodgers. “This legislation will unleash free-market American ingenuity by reducing regulatory and bureaucratic barriers to the development of next-gen tech and develop strategies to enhance U.S. competitiveness in these areas. The American COMPETE Act will help us regain our global competitive edge and lead us into the future on artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain, Internet of Things, and more.” 
 
Today, McMorris Rodgers also spoke on the House floor in support of this legislation. Watch her full remarks here
 
 
“Today’s vote marks an important step forward in maintaining the United States’ lead on the technologies of the future. In passing this bill, the House has made a statement about the value it places on these emerging technologies and how we can use them to help people across the country,” said Rep. Rush. “I am grateful to my friend and colleague, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, for her dedication and diligence to this issue and look forward to seeing this bill signed into law.”
 
NOTE: Introduced on August 31, 2020, the American COMPETE Act is a package of legislation made up of provisions from nine previous introduced bills, 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)
 
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