US Legislation on China to Be Delayed, Lawmakers Say

WASHINGTON—A U.S. legislative proposal to allocate $112 billion for basic and advanced technology research and science in the face of rising competitive pressure from China will be delayed by at least two weeks, U.S. Senate Republicans and staffers said Monday. The bipartisan “Endless Frontier” measure was scheduled to be debated by the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, having been formally introduced on April 21. But with more than 230 amendments filed for consideration, Senate Republicans said the markup would not go forward until after a one-week Senate recess ends May 10. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), the top Republican on the Commerce Committee, told reporters that lawmakers needed more time “for some consensus to develop.” A spokesman for Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.), the primary Republican sponsor, told Reuters the bill will not be heard in committee “this week but we expect it to happen after the recess.” The measure, sponsored by …

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