WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Humanity Forward applauds members of Congress for joining together across party lines in support of legislation that invests in well-paying, high-quality jobs in the United States and strengthens the competitiveness of American industries for the 21st century.
The United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) of 2021 and its House companion, the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022 would deliver one of the most effective programs in our nation’s history for putting parents on a better path to entrepreneurship and contributing to our nation’s economic dynamism.
“Humanity Forward is encouraged by the bipartisan nature in which these bills were introduced, and we appreciate the careful consideration Congress is dedicating to each provision,” said Reginald Darby, Senior Director of Government Affairs for Humanity Forward.
USICA and the COMPETES Act share support from industry and labor leaders, in addition to support from both Republicans and Democrats. The provisions of each bill prioritize investment in semiconductor manufacturing and related jobs training, as well as improvements to STEM education that would better prepare students with the tools necessary to succeed in their field and help America win the 21st century.
Humanity Forward applauds the naming of conferees to work on a compromise bill between USICA and the COMPETES Act and looks forward to bipartisan action that will support American families once a bill is advanced.