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May 30, 2020

House Bill Seeks Study on Quantum Computing, Identifying Benefits, Supply Chain Risks

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New legislation under consideration (H.R.6919, Advancing Quantum Computing Act) requests that the Secretary of Commerce conduct a comprehensive study on quantum computing to assess the benefits of the technology for American competitiveness as well as identify supply chain risks.

Introduced by Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) on May 19, the bill emphasizes American leadership and the integrity of American supply chains in the face of competition from other nations, such as China.

In a statement Congressman Griffith’s office cited the coronavirus pandemic as underscoring the need to secure domestic supply chains.

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