Devil in the Details: Reconciling the House and Senate Versions of Competitiveness Legislation
Both chambers of Congress have passed competitiveness bills that would reshape major features of the U.S. innovation system. This rare convergence presents a big opportunity if the conference committee resolves the differences between the Senate’s U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness Act (USICA) and the House’s America COMPETES Act by taking the best elements of both. The future of the semiconductor industry, U.S.-China tech policy, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, and the DOE national laboratory system are all at stake.
Watch ITIF and an expert panel featuring key policymakers and leading analysts who discussed how to bring House and Senate versions of competitiveness legislation across the finish line in a form that will be a winner for U.S. workers and the economy.
USICA co-sponsor Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) will provide opening remarks.