Spanberger Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act

WOODBRIDGE, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of President Biden signing the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act into law.

“Over the past few years, microchip shortages have impacted nearly every segment of our economy, contributed to supply chain delays, and led to higher costs for consumers. But with the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act now law, we are taking steps to make sure that more semiconductors are made in America.

“As a former CIA case officer, I know that developing these projects is not only an economic imperative, but also an issue of national security. By creating more manufacturing and research jobs here in America, we can stay ahead of foreign competitors like the Chinese Communist Party. Additionally, we can lower costs for families and prevent critical shortages of cars, computers, farm equipment, cell phones, appliances, and more.

“Virginia is ready to support more semiconductor jobs, spur private capital and investment, and help America dominate the 21st century. That’s why I’ll keep advocating for Virginia companies and communities to get their fair share of CHIPS and Science Act funding.”

Spanberger has long worked to strengthen America’s semiconductor research, development, and production — including in Virginia. In August 2022, Spanberger voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House to send the bipartisan legislation to the President’s desk after pressing U.S. House leadership for an immediate vote following the U.S. Senate’s passage of the CHIPS and Science Act.

Later in 2022, Spanberger and U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) led the Virginia congressional delegation in calling on the U.S. Department of Commerce to consider Virginia for future locations of major semiconductor production and research facilities made possible through investments in the CHIPS and Science Act.

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