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Step Up Global Competitiveness in Lame Duck

November 16, 2012
| Blogs & Op-eds

After a record-setting $6 billion in spending to influence the makeup of the White House, Senate and House, it turns out the political landscape won’t shift markedly in 2013. So with pressing challenges facing the U.S. economy, there’s no reason both chambers of Congress shouldn’t pass key legislation to spur innovation and competiveness when they return for the lame-duck session. As we document in “Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage,” the United States is losing in innovation-based competitiveness, which is keeping unemployment high and slowing recovery. Congress should tackle six key legislative priorities before the anticipated adjournment of the 112th Congress.