Key Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce committee introduced a raft of legislation Tuesday on emerging technologies.
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“Now more than ever, we must create policies that ensure America beats China over the next decade and beyond by fostering innovation, securing supply chains, and protecting consumers," the lawmakers said in a statement.
"These pillars of our legislative agenda unleash free-market
The bills cover a wide range of tech issues, including developing standards for facial recognition and 3D printing, promoting the use of blockchain and producing advanced materials domestically.
They also target China with legislation that force American companies to make it public if they store data there.
The new package of bills was rolled out with only Republican backers, making progression through the Democrat controlled House unlikely.