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STATEMENT: Khanna on Endless Frontier Act Passage from Senate Commerce Committee, Next Steps

May 12, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), Congressional Progressive Caucus Vice Chair and lead House Sponsor of the Endless Frontier Act, released this statement following the markup and passage of the Endless Frontier Act in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:

“Whether it’s a critical pipeline susceptible to a ransomware attack or the highest number of job openings in recent memory, America is in desperate need of a major economic investment. The Endless Frontier Act is precisely the kind of transformative, once-in-a-generation legislation this moment of economic, racial, and scientific uncertainty requires. We cannot maintain a competitive economic and innovation edge against China if we don’t invest in the technologies of the future. Global and technological leadership necessitates a substantial financial commitment to encouraging American science and innovation.

“I am grateful to Chairwoman Cantwell and Ranking Member Wicker, as well as the partnership of Majority Leader Schumer and Senate Commerce committee member Young, for their commitment to getting our Endless Frontier Act a vote in the SenateLikewise, I appreciate the continued dialogue with the House Research & Technology Subcommittee Chairwoman Haley Stevens. Following the marathon markup in the Senate today, I’m optimistic the House Science Subcommittee will incorporate much of our Endless Frontier Act into their markup of the National Science Foundation Reauthorization bill tomorrow. I look forward to working with my colleagues in both chambers to ensuring this gets fully funded at our initial $100 billion amount.”

 

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Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.