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Senate Sets Up Vote on $52 Billion for Semiconductor Industry

  • Both Senate and House expected to approve measure this week
  • Bill would provide grants, tax breaks, and money for 5G
A worker wears a cleanroom suit inside a semiconductor manufacturing facility in Malta, New York.

A worker wears a cleanroom suit inside a semiconductor manufacturing facility in Malta, New York.

Photographer: Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg
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A $52 billion boost to the US domestic semiconductor industry moved one step closer to reality Tuesday when the Senate advanced legislation providing grants, incentives and tax breaks to the sector and set it up for final passage this week. 

“It’s a major step for our economic security, our national security, our supply chains and, in fact, for America’s future,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday on the Senate floor before a procedural vote on the bill. “With this bill we will reawaken the spirit of discovery, innovation, invention and optimism that made America the envy of the world.”