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Commerce Chief Hopes Chip Industry Aid Bill Will Be on House Floor Next Week

  • Raimondo sees broad bipartisan support for core points of bill
  • Parties should address differences in conference: secretary
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Commerce Secretary Says More Chips Need to Be Made in America
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President Joe Biden’s commerce secretary said she hopes legislation to aid the domestic semiconductor industry will be on the House floor next week, and that she sees broad bipartisan support for its core goals.

Gina Raimondo urged Republicans to vote for the bill despite objections to several provisions and work out the differences with legislation passed by the Senate last June via a conference committee. She said lawmakers from both parties agree that there will be a national-security crisis if the U.S. doesn’t increase production of cutting-edge computer chips and instead continues to depend on Taiwan.