Washington, D.C., Aug. 9, 2022 — Today, House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) joined President Joe Biden at the White House for the signing of the CHIPS Act. The $280 billion bipartisan legislation will spur American production of computer microchips to massively expand domestic production and alleviate dependence on foreign manufacturing and strain on international supply chains. 

“This is an incredible opportunity for the state of Michigan and we have worked tirelessly to position our state as a place of tremendous manufacturing heritage as well as the home of our nation’s manufacturing future,” Lasinski said. 

The President virtually joined Lasinski and Gov. Whitmer last week to tout the congressional passage of the bill at Hemlock Semiconductor in Hemlock, Mich., the nation’s largest producer of polysilicon, a vital component in the manufacture of electronic microchips. From the $280 billion the bill allocates, $52 billion will fund incentives to increase domestic production of semiconductor materials and research. 

“I was proud to stand with Governor Whitmer at Hemlock Semiconductor last week, as I am today to join President Biden at the White House, as we focus on growing jobs and economic and industrial opportunities in Michigan,” Lasinski said. “We are the advanced manufacturing and innovation hub of our nation and this robust legislation will offer us a competitive advantage to grow high-paying jobs here in the United States and in Michigan. Our work in Michigan has been laser-focused on expanding economic opportunity in our state and advocating for our Michigan producers, and we will keep earning these results and delivering for the hardworking families of Michigan.”