House Democrats take different approach to economic, national security threats posed by China

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from The Washington Post,

In a fractious Washington, any deal that would inject billions in new federal spending into the economy and receives overwhelming support from a bitterly divided Senate would seem a good candidate to move swiftly through the House and onto President Biden’s desk.

But a sprawling bipartisan Senate proposal that passed on a vote of 68 to 32 last month and would spread $250 billion across several key industries to counter China’s growing technological and economical prowess is being viewed warily in the House.

The skeptical response by Democrats is motivated by policy concerns and a feeling among members of the House that they aren’t going to rubber stamp a bipartisan Senate bill simply because it is so rare that one emerges.

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