U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are calling for swift passage of bipartisan legislation to invest in domestic manufacturing and address the global semiconductor shortage.
The senators’ call coincided with media reports that a major computer-chip factory is planned for central Ohio. (Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has previously said his company plans to build a $100 billion “mega-fab” complex somewhere in the U.S.)
Gov. Mike DeWine has also reiterated his call for Congress to pass the CHIPS For America Act, which would direct $52 billion for domestic semiconductor production. The bill has cleared the U.S. Senate, but is stalled in the House.
Last fall, the OMA — along with other Ohio business groups and JobsOhio — urged the state’s federal delegation and congressional leaders to address the chip supply crisis by boosting support for domestic semiconductor production. 1/12/2022