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Reps. Sobecki, Crossman introduce resolution to address semiconductor shortage

Recommend policies that would encourage chip manufacturing in Ohio rather than overseas
November 16, 2021
Jeffrey A. Crossman News

COLUMBUS – Today, State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and State Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) introduced a House Resolution (HR) urging Congress to address the shortage of semiconductors in the short-term and create the proper atmosphere for a shift to domestic production for a long-term solution. The resolution will: 

Urge Congress to enact the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which includes appropriations for the Creating Helpful Incentives for the Production of Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act;
Urge Congress to enact the Facilitating American-Build Semiconductor (FABS) Act;
Urge President Biden to exercise his authority and activate the National Defense Production Act to immediately commence emergency production of semiconductors here in the U.S.
 

“Toledo is home to Jeep, and thousands of families have supported themselves though the automotive industry. The country’s reliance on semiconductors built overseas has placed families in difficult situations,” said Rep. Sobecki. “Increasing domestic production of semiconductors will not only help solve a critical need for automakers here, but also help improve America’s national security.”

“The chip shortage is adversely impacting Ohio’s economy, and we need to continue to press for both near term and long term solutions,” said Rep. Crossman. “We need to continue insisting that these manufacturing facilities return to the United States from overseas and begin manufacturing these items in places like Ohio again.  This is an issue that impacts not only things like inflation, but our nation’s security as well.”

The resolution now awaits a number and referral to a House committee.