Matsui Issues Statement on the Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C., December 8, 2020 | George Hatamiya (916-201-5412) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Vice Chair of the Communications and Technology subcommittee, issued the following statement on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA).

"Today's vote shows strong, bipartisan support for passing the National Defense Authorization Act for the 60th consecutive year. This bill will support military families, extend paid parental leave, and advance America’s leadership in the world," said Congresswoman Matsui. "Importantly, this bill also includes two provisions I worked to include that will strengthen America's economic competitiveness."  

"In order for the U.S. to stay at the forefront of the strategically important semiconductor industry, we must ensure that we lead from research and development all the way to the assembly line,” Matsui continued. “My provision will help advance this essential hardware, allowing our domestic industry to continue to innovate and thrive. I am also pleased that this bill includes language to advance Open RAN technology which can strengthen the domestic supply chain and support the U.S. in the global race to 5G."

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