Senator Reverend Warnock praises passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, legislation slated to spur job growth, innovation, research, and manufacturing competitiveness in Georgia, hopeful for bipartisan effort in future federal legislation
Senator Reverend Warnock on championed legislation : “We’re talking about technology, clean energy jobs, building out our transportation infrastructure, creating jobs in the short term, but positioning the American economy to lead long-term well into the 21st century” – READ MORE
FOX 5 Atlanta: “This [U.S. Innovation and Competition Act]… will fund U.S. semiconductor production. You might say why is that important? Well last month, a major manufacturer in Georgia, Kia, stopped making cars for two days caused by a shortage of semiconductors. Funding the production of these here in the United States, thanks to this bill, will create jobs and lessen our dependence on other countries” – WATCH on FOX 5
Valdosta Daily Times: Warnock hails bipartisanship: Dems, GOP pass innovation bill – READ MORE
Washington, D.C. – Following last week’s bipartisan passage of the U.S. Innovation & Competition Act, Georgians are learning more about how the landmark bill will benefit the state’s economy as U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) traveled the state recently underscoring how the legislation will help support and create good-paying jobs in every corner of the state, as well as how it makes significant investments that will help U.S. workers and companies compete in the 21st century. The U.S. Innovation & Competition Act of 2021, a first step in the American Jobs Plan, is sweeping legislation that will spur job growth in Georgia and nationwide by dramatically increasing funding for science and engineering research and development to advance the country’s leadership in technological innovation.
See more on Senator Warnock’s support for the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act and the bill’s benefits for Georgia below:
From Valdosta Daily Times:
“Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock told The Valdosta Daily Times how the act will affect Georgia’s economy, saying it will position the state in a place ripe for jobs now and into the future.
“In South Georgia, Warnock said Savannah State University, Savannah Technical College, Albany State University, Albany Technical College, Bainbridge College and South Georgia Technical College are looking at receiving grant funding.
“(This) creates jobs in the short term in those areas, but also positions the American economy to lead well into the future,” he [Senator Warnock] said.
“The other important aspect of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act is its bipartisanship, passing 68-32.
“It’s almost like a show of momentum on the front of forging a better relationship between Republicans and Democrats. Will partisan behaviors become less frequent? [Senator] Warnock said he certainly hopes so.
“There’s a lot of work to be done on that front but if there’s one thing wanted from everyone, the senator said, it’s cooperation on improving American infrastructure.”
READ ON VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES
Senator Reverend Warnock: “We are the United States of America. We should be leading in the production of semiconductor chips, this is why I’ve been very focused on this and included a provision that focuses specifically on the auto industry…”
From Fox 5 Atlanta:
“Senator Warnock helped champion, he says, key provisions in this bill [U.S. Innovation and Competition Act] to spur innovation in science and technology that will help Georgia in particular.
“It will fund U.S. semiconductor production. You might say why is that important?
“Well last month, a major manufacturer in Georgia, Kia, stopped making cars for two days caused by a shortage of semiconductors. Funding the production of these here in the United States, thanks to this bill, will create jobs and lessen our dependence on other countries
“Also in this bill, HBCUs will receive funding to increase their research and developmental capacities in science and technology, something that is expected to be another job creator for those institutions here in Georgia.”
WATCH FULL SEGMENT ON FOX 5
Senator Reverend Warnock: “I think of infrastructure as America’s living room, the space that we have with one another as American people. In this moment, for the sake of our economic future and the spiritual health and viability of our democracy, we need a home improvement project. That is what the American Jobs Plan is all about.”
From 11 Alive:
“Georgia U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock says he is hopeful for more bipartisanship down the road.
“His comments coming after he and his colleagues pass the technology bill which they promise will create jobs and counter China.”
“So does that mean President Biden’s big infrastructure plan is next? The Senator says it needs to happen.”
WATCH FULL SEGMENT HERE