House Republicans Raise Concerns About Soft China Bill, Demand Tougher ResponseEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a sweeping China bill this week to counter Beijing’s rising economic might and global influence. While it’s unclear how quickly the legislation could move through the House of Representatives, several Republicans in the chamber are opposing a companion bill that attempts to water down some of the provisions in the Senate bill pertaining to human rights and Taiwan. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on May 18 unveiled the bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, the renamed and expanded version of his Endless Frontier Act. The comprehensive bill, which is now 1,445 pages, aims to boost government support for science and technology, to address increasing competition from China. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill on June 8 after considering a few final amendments, and a 60-vote threshold is needed for final approval of the bill. “It will …Read More

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