Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4, the Senate will continue voting on instructions for conferees (Motions to Instruct) for the bipartisan jobs and competition bill, known formally in the Senate as the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA)
Championed by Senator Reverend Warnock, the jobs and competition bill will create and support Georgia jobs by investing in the state’s workforce and research capacity
Senator Reverend Warnock also worked to ensure the draft competition bill will lower costs for Georgians by promoting chip manufacturing in the U.S. and addressing supply chain issues to reduce the price of everyday goods
In April, Senator Reverend Warnock announced he will represent Georgia on a bicameral, bipartisan committee to negotiate the final text of the jobs and competition bill
MTI offered by Senator Reverend Warnock that would help create Georgia jobs and strengthen the state’s workforce by bolstering institutional research capacity at HBCUs will be voted on tomorrow
Senator Reverend Warnock: “Passing this competition bill is one of the most urgent things we can do right now to curb rising costs that are hurting hardworking Georgians, and make the critical investments necessary to create good-paying jobs in every corner of our state”
Washington, D.C. – In anticipation of tomorrow’s floor action in the Senate to advance progress on the final jobs and competition bill, today U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) reiterated his strong support for the bipartisan legislation that will create jobs and lower rising costs for Georgians, and highlighted the importance of the Senate adopting Motions to Instruct (MTIs) as an important next step toward getting the vital legislation over the finish line and signed into law.
“Passing this competition bill is one of the most urgent things we can do to curb rising costs that are hurting hardworking Georgians, and make the critical investments necessary to create good-paying jobs in every corner of our state,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “I’m proud that the legislation includes so many priorities for Georgia, including investments I’ve championed to invest in our higher education institutions and strengthen the state’s workforce. This legislation also reduces our reliance on foreign nations to produce vital technology and keep our supply chains strong. The sooner we can get this done for Georgians, the better.”
In April, Senator Warnock was appointed to a bipartisan, bicameral committee to negotiate the final legislation. On Wednesday, May 4, the Senate is expected to vote on an MTI authored by Senator Warnock that would bolster institutional research capacity at HBCUs. As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, Senator Warnock has long championed the jobs and competition legislation, and has worked since last year to ensure the legislation would bolster support for Georgia’s growing tech and manufacturing industries. Senator Warnock is pushing to ensure the final legislation creates jobs and spurs economic opportunity in every corner of the state; invests in a skilled Georgia workforce; strengthens innovation, research, and manufacturing competitiveness in Georgia; and addresses semiconductor shortages and creates jobs by promoting chip manufacturing in the U.S.