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tv   U.S. Senate Sen. Mc Connell on Technology Research Bill  CSPAN  May 19, 2021 10:28am-10:31am EDT

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this is the key. this unlocks our future to a bright, sunny america the way we've always had, we may have lost in the last few years at least to some extent. so i am so glad, so glad that this legislation which we worked so hard on has bipartisan support. it's a place where we can unite america and say, we will stay number one. and we're giving our country,, our universities, our businesses, coworkers the tools to do it. >> after this and took a step toward considering wide-ranging legislation that would touch on multiple parts of the u.s. economy in the name of increasing innovation and competitiveness. a secure, productive, and innovative america that can outcompete chine is something that all 100 senators want. of course in a place like the senate, you are guaranteed to find a wide variety of different ideas about the best ways to encourage that.
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a number of our colleagues have a similar proposal that touches on a long list of subjects, everything from funding universities to regional economic development, the indo-pacific geopolitics, the artificial intelligence, to cybersecurity and beyond. legislation this broad needs a through, robust a bipartisan for process including a healthy series of amendment votes. as one of my republican colleagues the ranking member of the commerce committee explained as he supported legislation out of committee, the current draft is quote not ready for prime time yet, and deserves a robust process here on the floor. i understand this bill has come to the floor with the bipartisan anderson at the democratic leaders the assurances that there won't be an effort to close debate on amendments prematurely. so i look forward to the senate considering these important issues and i hope all of our
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efforts and company with chen will eat our democratic friends to rethink president biden's intention to cut our defense spending after inflation. the single best thing we can do to stay competitive with china is to get on forces the resources they need to stay competitive with china. >> u.s. senate gaveling in now for more debate on the deal bill creating new science and technology research programs, also workplace discrimination. live coverage of the senate here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. precious lord, we praise you because you provide us with a lifetime of


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