“Our country was built on the shoulders of creative, hardworking, entrepreneurial people who want to change the world. I am proud to pass legislation that empowers these individuals and ensures that America remains competitive both at home and abroad.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 880, the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015, and H.R. 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015. Both of these bills foster innovation in science, technology, and research to increase American competitiveness. H.R. 880 utilizes our tax code to give entrepreneurs the security they need to invest in long-term projects, while H.R. 1806 authorizes funding for educational research.
“Investing in education and research today is an investment in our country’s future. By making research and development tax credits permanent, small business owners can pursue innovative solutions, knowing the financial rug won’t be pulled out from underneath them. And because House Republicans understand that education is the foundation of innovation, I voted to strengthen our grant system – so that students are able to undertake research that will lead tomorrow’s treatments, cures, and technological advancements. Our country was built on the shoulders of creative, hardworking, entrepreneurial people who want to change the world. I am proud to pass legislation that empowers them and ensures that America remains competitive both at home and abroad. I applaud the work of my colleagues Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) for their dedication to American innovation and ingenuity.”