Sen. Young: Competing with China's economy also about national defense

Sen. Young: Competing with China’s economy also about national defense

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With today’s partisan politics, how did a nearly quarter trillion dollar spending bill pass in the U.S. Senate with significant bi-partisan support?

68 Senators voted in favor of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act a week ago, to invest more than $200 billion into the research, development, and production of cutting edge technologies. Politicians from President Joe Biden to Senator Mitch McConnell support the bill, which now goes to the House for a vote.

Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) first introduced the legislation as the Endless Frontier Act.

In an interview with ABC57, Sen. Young said while the money is focused on keeping up with China’s economy, the long-term goal is maintaining national security.

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