Schumer, Pelosi Statement on Bipartisan, Bicameral Leadership Meeting on COMPETES/USICA Conference

June 21, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement following a meeting of the Big Four bipartisan, bicameral leadership on the COMPETES/USICA conference:

“It is critical that the Congress act swiftly and decisively to lower families’ costs, energize American manufacturing and strengthen America’s competitiveness now and for the future.  Today, we had a bipartisan, bicameral meeting of the Congressional Leadership to discuss the path forward with the bipartisan innovation conference.  On behalf of House and Senate Democrats, we expressed our belief that there is no reason that we should not pass this bill through Congress in July.  Democrats have already made accommodations in the name of reaching an agreement, which we are optimistic can happen soon.  This legislation is necessary to help lower costs for the American people by addressing supply chain issues, the chips shortage and more, and we urge all Members to work with the urgency the situation deserves.”

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