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Walden, Rodgers Applaud National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies


10.16.20

Washington, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement on President Trump’s National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies.

“As bad actors, like China, continue to change their tactics and stop at nothing to undermine the U.S. and our allies, we must ensure the United States maintains our competitive edge in emerging technologies. Our world continues to evolve, and American innovation will ensure a prosperous economy, strong national security, and our quality of life as we know it for future generations. We applaud President Trump for continuing to prioritize U.S. global leadership on critical and emerging technologies. This national strategy will streamline and better coordinate the federal government’s efforts in this space, ensure emerging technologies are created and deployed based on Western values, and set an example for fellow freedom-loving nations to follow suit. We look forward to working with the administration and our colleagues in Congress to bolster U.S. leadership on the world stage,” said Walden and Rodgers.

Background:

This week, President Trump announced a “National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies” to outline how the United States will continue to lead in fields such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and other emerging technologies that will be vital for our future economy, national security, and competitive edge against bad actors like China and Russia in today’s interconnected world.

In May, Walden and Rodgers announced E&C Republicans’ emerging tech agenda. Last month, the House passed the American COMPETE Act unanimously. The bipartisan bill, led by Rodgers and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), included many measures included in the emerging tech agenda. Read more about E&C Republicans’ work to ensure American leadership in emerging technologies here.

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