Schumer push to add China tech bill to U.S. defense bill faces hurdles

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s plan to attach a measure to boost U.S. competitiveness with China to a massive defense policy bill faces new hurdles in Congress. The Senate in June passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which includes $52 billion to dramatically increase U.S. semiconductor chip production and authorizes $190 billion to strengthen U.S. technology and research. But the bill never received a vote in the House of Representatives, and supporters have been working for months to find a way to pass it a…

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