Senator Burr Statement on United States Innovation and Competition Act Vote

June 8, 2021

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement after the Senate voted 68-32 to pass the United States Innovation and Competition Act:

“China continues to attempt to infiltrate our nation’s economy and national security apparatus by targeting and exploiting our vulnerabilities. America’s key technology sectors and research institutions are particularly at risk. To better protect these vital sectors and foster American innovation, we need focused, robust, and thoughtful policies that defend against IP theft. Unfortunately, this legislation lacks the necessary targeted approach and falls short of guaranteeing critical protections. For these reasons, I have voted against this bill.”