House Passes Bill Aimed at Countering Chinese Manufacturing

Photo: The Wall Street Journal

The Facts

  • In a 222-210 vote on Friday, the US House passed the COMPETES Act, aimed at making the US more economically competitive with China.

  • The bill includes $52B to support domestic manufacturing and semiconductor research, as well as $45B for strengthening supply chains.

The Spin

Right narrative

The GOP doesn't want Biden to have a victory. This is the boldest move yet to stand up to China and rebuild American manufacturing.

Left narrative

The China issue is being used as a front to push through unrelated provisions and a harmful liberal agenda.The bill doesn't go far enough to tackle the supply chain crisis and fails to protect US technology from intellectual property theft.

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