Senate China Bill State of Play: Part I

 The Senate is expected to spend May working to pass a comprehensive China package. The specifics and contours of the emerging China-focused bill continue to evolve. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Todd Young’s (R-IN) Endless Frontier Act (S. 1260) is expected to serve as the base bill with the bipartisan Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Strategic Competition Act of 2021 (S. 1169) added in. We expect additional provisions to be added from the Homeland Security, Banking, Finance and HELP committees. Given the bipartisan support for addressing U.S.-China competition, it appears likely a number of Republican and Democratic provisions will be included in the final bill as well.

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