U.S. lawmakers back $100bln science push to compete with China

The measureb sponsored by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator Todd Young and others

  
A member of the U.S. National Guard walks the perimeter behind the U.S. Supreme Court near the U.S. Capitol Building on the third day of the second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump over his role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., February 11, 2021.

A member of the U.S. National Guard walks the perimeter behind the U.S. Supreme Court near the U.S. Capitol Building on the third day of the second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump over his role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., February 11, 2021.

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WASHINGTON,- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation calling for $100 billion in government spending over five years on basic and advanced technology research and science in the face of rising competitive pressure from China.

The measure, which is sponsored by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator Todd Young and others, would also authorize another $10 billion to designate at least 10 regional technology hubs and would create a new supply chain crisis response program.

(Reporting by David Shepardson, Editing by Franklin Paul) ((David.Shepardson@thomsonreuters.com; 2028988324;))

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