Governor Wolf, Bipartisan Governors Urge Congress to Pass CHIPS Act to Create American Jobs, Boost Semiconductor Production
November 10, 2021
Governor Tom Wolf and a bipartisan group of governors sent a letter to Congressional leaders today urging Congress to help create hundreds of thousands of American jobs and incentivize domestic semiconductor production by passing the Creating Helpful Incentives for the Production of Semiconductors for America (CHIPS) Act.
The global shortage of semiconductors has idled automotive manufacturing plants across the country, affecting more than 575,000 American jobs. The CHIPS Act would encourage semiconductor production to return to the U.S, providing a key material used in automobiles, health care devices, farm tractors and combines and the defense industry.
The letter states, “Not only will the incentive funding help address this pressing need, it will also create and protect hundreds of thousands of jobs, grow our economy, and strengthen our national security by creating a resilient domestic semiconductor supply chain for our manufacturers and national defense industrial base.”
The governors who signed the letter:
Tom Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania
Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan
Tony Evers, Governor of Wisconsin
Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama
JB Pritzker, Governor of Illinois
Laura Kelly, Governor of Kansas
Gavin Newsom, Governor of California
Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina
Andy Beshear, Governor of Kentucky