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February 04, 2022

Chairman Thompson Applauds House Passage of the America COMPETES Act

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4521, the America COMPETES Act of 2022:

"I am proud the House passed the America COMPETES Act today – legislation that holds the promise of preserving America’s place as a global economic leader for generations to come. This comprehensive and strategic package of largely bipartisan measures will enhance America’s competitiveness on the world economic stage – and also enhance our security.

“It includes legislation advanced by the Committee on Homeland Security to spurs scientific and technological innovation and, at the same time, reduce our dependence on foreign countries by incentivizing more U.S. manufacturing of critical goods and technology. These provisions would boost domestic sourcing of vital homeland security equipment and supplies, create new opportunities for small businesses, and improve supply chain security. 

“The America COMPETES Act will strengthen our economy, create good jobs—including good union jobs—and deliver for American families. I am pleased the House acted expeditiously on this measure and look forward to working with my partners here and in the Senate to turbo-charge our economy by getting this package signed into law.”

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