Congress Approves Sinema’s Bipartisan Bill Boosting Arizona Innovation and Creating Jobs

Dec 11, 2020

Sinema’s CHIPS For America Act passed as part of the annual defense bill
Sinema’s legislation restores America’s leadership in semiconductor manufacturing

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s bipartisan CHIPS for America Act passed Congress as part of the annual defense bill. Sinema’s legislation restores America’s leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, boosting Arizona innovation and creating good paying jobs across the state.
“Investing in semiconductor manufacturing helps grow Arizona’s economy, creates good-paying jobs across our state, and ensures our country continues to lead in innovation,” said Sinema.
“Arizona’s job creators appreciate Sen. Sinema’s commitment to ensuring an NDAA reaches the president’s desk. This critically important bill contains several important provisions for Arizona, including the CHIPS Act, which will increase U.S. investment in the semiconductor industry. Arizona is a proven leader in this space and will benefit greatly from this redoubling of efforts to solidify the country’s standing as a global semiconductor manufacturing and research powerhouse. We applaud Senator Sinema for working in a bipartisan manner on this crucial piece of legislation,” said Glenn Hamer, president and CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
“The semiconductor industry has a long and successful legacy in Greater Phoenix, and the monumental passing of the CHIPS for America Act will accelerate the industry’s growth, providing thousands of high-quality jobs for our region,” says Chris Camacho, President & CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “We thank Senator Sinema for her work on this bill to ensure Greater Phoenix’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem continues to thrive and we lead in innovation for decades to come.”
“Arizona has long been at the forefront of semiconductor manufacturing, and the passage of the CHIPS for America Act will further enhance our state’s competitive position in the global market,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We’re grateful to Senator Sinema for her leadership and dedication to ensuring the industry continues to thrive in Arizona.”
“ASU applauds passage of the CHIPS for America Act and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with semiconductor manufacturers to secure America’s competitive edge in this important industry,” said ASU President Michael Crow.  

Sinema’s bipartisan Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act will restore American leadership in semiconductor manufacturing by establishing Federal grants to enable advanced research and development, securing the supply chain, and ensuring long-term national security and economic competitiveness.