New China Competition Committee Could
Preserve U.S.’s Tech Edge

Chamber of Progress applauds new Select Committee on Strategic Competition

Jan 10, 2023

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives moved to pass a resolution creating the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party. The new committee comes as the U.S. tech industry faces an economic slowdown and runs the risk of falling behind China in building advanced technologies from autonomous vehicles to microchips.

“The U.S. tech sector is facing a make or break moment, and it’s good to see the House focusing on keeping our competitive edge against China,” said Chamber of Progress CEO Adam Kovacevich. “In areas like autonomous vehicles, the U.S. can’t afford to surrender its lead, especially with technologies that could transform our economy. While Republicans have focused most of their tech agenda on partisan attacks, this is a bright spot where bipartisan cooperation is possible.”

For more on the race to build autonomous vehicles, check out the recent op-ed by Adam Kovacevich in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, We can beat China if Congress helps, not hinders, America’s development of autonomous vehicles.