HEMLOCK, Mich., Aug. 2, 2022 — Today, President Joe Biden virtually joined Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) and other leaders in Hemlock to tout the passage of the CHIPS Act and its investment in Michigan. Hemlock Semiconductor, where the leaders met, is the nation’s largest producer of polysilicon, a vital component in the manufacture of electronic microchips.

“This is a robust step forward in boosting American and Michigan manufacturing, and I’m proud that President Biden and Congress see the vital role Michigan manufacturers play in our national economy and supply chain security,” Lasinski said. “Twice this year I have joined Gov. Whitmer to celebrate multibillion-dollar investments in Michigan manufacturing, we expect this legislation to be a similarly transformational investment in our state, and that’s the result of the tremendous work of democrats in the Michigan Legislature, in the governor’s office, and, now, in the U.S. Capitol and the White House.”

The CHIPS Act was passed by Congress on July 28. From the $280 billion the bill allocates, $52 billion will fund incentives to increase domestic production of semiconductor materials and research.

“House Democrats have been laser-focused on fighting to bring jobs to our state and advocating for our Michigan producers, such as when we delivered the majority of votes to establish the SOAR fund or when we work with our partners in D.C.,” Lasinski said. “We will keep earning these results and delivering for the hardworking families of Michigan.”