President Biden Signs Cantwell-led CHIPS & Science Act, Welcoming New Era of American Manufacturing and Innovation
Sen. Cantwell: “This bill…is expected to help create 280,000 jobs in the United States. We know investing in science and innovation today is jobs tomorrow.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS & Science Act, finalizing the largest investment in research, technology, and manufacturing in America’s history. U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the architect of many of the act’s provisions and lead negotiator of its passage, was present at the signing. She released this statement following the ceremony:
”Today marks the start of the turnaround for U.S. chip manufacturing. More than a dozen companies are expected to make announcements in the next few months about expanding the chip supply chain in the United States. America wins and workers win and consumers win because every product dependent on semiconductors – cars, trucks, computers, phones, and farm equipment – will start to have a more reliable supply,” said Sen. Cantwell.
“This bill, CHIPS and Science, is expected to help create 280,000 jobs in the United States. We know investing in science and innovation today is jobs tomorrow. America is ready to compete with anybody.”
Photos from today’s signing ceremony at the White House are available for download and use HERE.
Sen. Cantwell got this bill over the finish line. For more than a year, she’s been a main architect and key negotiator in each iteration of this legislation. This past spring, she led a group of more than 100 members of to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the package. And in her position as the first female Senator to chair the Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, she was instrumental in securing the science R&D funding authorizations in the 11th hour of negotiations.
Photos from today’s signing ceremony are available for use and download HERE.
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