Wyden Statement on McConnell Threats to Tank China Competition Bill

Washington, D.C.—Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement in response to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s threat to tank USICA, a critical bipartisan bill to aid U.S. workers and boost American competitiveness against China and other economic rivals:

“Senate Republicans have been dragging their feet for months on the help American workers and manufacturers need,” Wyden said. “Now Mitch McConnell has made clear that he is willing to side with the Chinese government just for his party’s political gain. It’s time for the American people to make clear they won’t stand for a party that won’t stand up for America.”