Ron Johnson Votes to Do What is Best for China — Again
Johnson voted against the bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act to hold China accountable, boost U.S. innovation and manufacturing
Today, Senator Ron Johnson voted against the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, showing once again his priority is helping himself and not Wisconsin businesses and workers.
“Once again Sen. Ron Johnson is doing what’s best for China, not the Wisconsinites he was elected to represent,” DSCC spokesperson Amanda Sherman said. “Ron Johnson’s own self interests are more important to him than cracking down on the country’s unfair economic and cybersecurity practices or giving American manufacturing and workers the boost they need to thrive in the 21st century.”
The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act is a “once-in-a-generation investment” that would help level the playing field for American companies and workers and protect America’s global leadership and national security in the 21st century.
- The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act will crack down on Chinese exploitation and hold China accountable for theft of U.S. intellectual property and cyber attacks against the U.S. and American entities
- The bill is a “broad bipartisan effort to counter China’s economic and geopolitical ambitions” and a “bright spot” in an increasingly partisan Washington
- The bipartisan act authorizes more than $120 billion in investments into research and key technological education and training programs, over $52 billion in “expanding the American semiconductor industry” and 5G broadband network to “strengthen the U.S. tech sector as it competes against China.”
Today, Sen. Ron Johnson is poised to vote against the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act for the third time. This bipartisan legislation would make a number of critical changes that would benefit Wisconsin:
- The bill would crack down on China’s geopolitical exploitation and cyber security attacks against the United States.
- The legislation authorizes $120 billion in investments for workers’ training programs, research, as well as $52 billion to help expand America’s semiconductor industry and strengthen the country’s 5G network.
- This would be a boon for Wisconsin’s manufacturers and workers, who were rocked by Trump’s trade wars and disastrous China policies.
Johnson has made it a habit to do what is in China’s best interest and not Wisconsins, putting his own self interests first time and time again. Wisconsinites can’t trust Johnson to do what’s best for them.