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China Competition Bill Talks Commence With Obstacles Looming

May 12, 2022, 9:30 AM

House and Senate members will start to hash out their differences Thursday on a multi-billion-dollar manufacturing and innovation bill that could be one of the last major legislative accomplishments before the midterm elections.

The negotiations over the final shape of the package intended to enhance US competitiveness with China are likely to touch on a wide range of subjects including computer chips, trade, immigration, and even Wisconsin mink farming. The opening public session kicks off what’s become an increasingly rare bicameral conference committee process.

Over 100 members of Congress are slated to give brief opening statements at an hours-long meeting ...