U.S. Senate to consider sweeping China tech bill on June 8

by Reuters
Friday, 28 May 2021 15:24 GMT

FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside a company building in Shanghai, China April 14, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song//File Photo

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The bill has wide bipartisan support and expected to pass easily through Congress

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday the Senate would consider a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country's ability to compete with Chinese technology on June 8.

The Senate had sought to pass the $250 billion measure on Thursday but the legislation was delayed by Republicans who said Schumer and his fellow Democrats had not allowed enough time to consider amendments.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle)