Chairwoman Johnson Joins House Leadership in Unveiling America COMPETES Act of 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2022

(Dallas, TX) — Today, the House posted text of the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength Act of 2022. The America COMPETES Act of 2022 includes a historic investment to surge production of American-made semiconductors, tackles supply chain vulnerabilities to make more goods in America, bolsters America’s scientific research and technological leadership, and strengthens America’s economic and national security at home and abroad. The America COMPETES Act of 2022 includes transformative, bipartisan legislation from the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

“The United States has long been a beacon of excellence in science and engineering,” said Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX). “If we’re going to continue to lead, the time is now to chart our own course. That’s what my colleagues and I in the House plan to do with the America COMPETES Act of 2022. I am so proud of the bipartisan Science Committee provisions that are included in this package. Our bills were built from the ground up with rigorous input from the scientific community on what they need most to succeed in the 21st century. They will bolster our nation’s competitiveness and reaffirm our global leadership in innovation and technology. These transformative investments in science and innovation will help us to revitalize our research infrastructure, create STEM opportunities for all, build clean energy solutions, address the climate crisis, reinforce our national security, enhance our semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, and so much more. By leveraging our scientific investments and talent to develop solutions that improve the lives of each and every American — including those in historically underserved communities — we help ensure the durability of our leadership. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate, Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Schumer, and President Biden as we come together to put America on a path to prosperity and leadership.”

Learn more about the bipartisan legislation from the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology included in the America COMPETES Act of 2022:

· H.R. 3593, the Department of Energy Science for the Future Act

· H.R. 4609, the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the Future Act of 2021

· H.R. 2225, the National Science Foundation for the Future Act

· H.R. 4521, the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2021

· H.R. 204, the STEM Opportunities Act

· H.R. 210, the Rural STEM Education Research Act

· H.R. 2027, the MSI STEM Achievement Act

· H.R. 2695, the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act

· H.R. 144, the Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act

· H.R. 3858, the National Science and Technology Strategy Act of 2021

· H.R. 4606, the Energizing Technology Transfer Act

· H.R. 4588, the Regional Innovation Act of 2021

· H.R. 6291, the Microelectronics Research for Energy Innovation Act

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