Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement about Speaker Pelosi’s expansive, duplicative government spending that will not secure America’s global competitive edge against China.
“Approaches like USICA or the America COMPETES Act — both massive expansions of government subsidies and federal control— are not how we beat China. From what I’ve seen so far in Speaker Pelosi’s bill, it’s another attempt to outspend the CCP with duplicative, multi-billion-dollar command and control programs that will diminish our global competitiveness, fail to solve the supply chain crisis, and make inflation worse. At the same time, Democrats continue to pursue their multi-trillion-dollar socialist spending spree that will destroy medical innovation, make us more reliant on China, and weaken America’s energy security even further. This is not how we win the future.”