Carnegie Mellon University
February 04, 2022

Statement by CMU President Farnam Jahanian on the Passage of the COMPETES Act of 2022

"We applaud the House of Representatives on today’s passage of the COMPETES Act of 2022. 
Many of the historic provisions included in this legislation were crafted in the House Science Committee under the bipartisan leadership of Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Ranking Member Frank Lucas to invest in the research and innovation that is so critical to addressing our societal challenges, expanding the geography of U.S. innovation, and preparing a future-ready workforce. COMPETES will create pathways to economic opportunity in communities across the United States while also advancing our global competitiveness.
COMPETES joins the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act in demonstrating the power of bipartisan commitment to transform American science and innovation at this inflection point for our nation. We look forward to final enactment of legislation critical to securing our economic future and quality of life."
- Farnam Jahanian, President, Carnegie Mellon University