McConnell Statement on USICA Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the forthcoming conference committee to continue debate on the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA):

“Last year, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to help America better compete on issues from critical supply chains to counterespionage to intellectual property. From Green New Deal follies to Big Labor handouts to marijuana banking, the House Democrats’ competing bill drags these efforts leftward and backward.

“The Senate must now restore a product that reflects what passed this chamber with bipartisan support. This process will begin with multiple motions to instruct conferees. Without major concessions and changes from House Democrats, this legislation has no chance of becoming law.”


Background- The following Republican Senators will be officially named to the conference committee at a later date:

Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS)

Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID)

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC)

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Rob Portman (R-OH)

Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL)

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-PA)

Energy and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-WY)

Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

John Cornyn (R-TX)

Todd Young (R-IN)

Jerry Moran (R-KS)