Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) voted in the House of Representatives for the CHIPS Act of 2022. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 243-187. By increasing domestic production of semiconductor chips and investing in science and technology, the CHIPS and Science Act will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, alleviate supply chain issues, strengthen our national security, lower costs, and reestablish American leadership in research and development.
"By investing in technology research, innovation, and manufacturing here at home, this bipartisan bill will reduce prices for consumers on everyday goods, while also driving research and fostering a diverse generation of STEM talent nationwide," said Rep. Himes. "The CHIPS and Science Act is a comprehensive investment in the American economy and will deliver concrete results to Connecticut's families in both the short- and long-term.
"As a Member of the Intelligence Committee, I am also glad that this package will end our dependence on foreign manufacturers and safeguard our national security. The bill authorizes significant funding for the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to accelerate critical research on AI, cybersecurity, and other emerging technologies. Last Congress, in my capacity as Chair of the Strategic Technology and Advanced Research Subcommittee, I authored a report calling for Congress to move ahead in all of these areas. By refocusing on American innovation, we are ensuring that the United States remains globally competitive in scientific advancement.
"I am grateful to my colleagues in both chambers who fiercely advocated for this transformative legislation, and I look forward to seeing it delivered to the President's desk to be signed into law."