Sinema & Group of Bipartisan, Bicameral Colleagues Call for Inclusion of Chips Permitting Reform in Annual Defense Legislation

Nov 29, 2023

Inclusion of the Sinema-backed bill would help avoid delays in completing semiconductor manufacturing facilities critical to national and economic security

WASHINGTON – In a letter to U.S. Senate and House Armed Services Committees leaders, Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema and a group of nearly 120 bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers called for the inclusion of the Building Chips in America Act in the annual bipartisan defense legislation. 

The Sinema-backed Building Chips in America Act streamlines lengthy National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review requirements that would severely delay the completion of semiconductor manufacturing projects funded through Sinema’s CHIPS and Science law.

“In order to remain globally competitive in semiconductor manufacturing, we must cut red tape to fuel the completion of critical facilities and projects,” said Sinema. 

The Building Chips in America Act cleared the Senate as part of the annual bipartisan defense legislation with broad, bipartisan support. In their letter, Sinema and her colleagues urged the Armed Services Committees leaders to maintain the commonsense bill in the final version of the annual defense legislation.

Click HERE to read the lawmakers’ letter.