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Biden joins celebration of CHIPS act passing in Hemlock

President Biden holds up a semiconductor chip during a meeting with lawmakers to discuss U.S. supply chain shortages.
Evan Vucci
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AP
President Biden holds up a semiconductor chip during a meeting with lawmakers to discuss U.S. supply chain shortages.

President Joe Biden today took part virtually at an event in Saginaw County celebrating the recent passage of the CHIPS act.

The act directs tens of billions of dollars toward boosting computer chip production in the United States.

Biden, speaking via a livestream from the White House, called semiconductor chips "the building blocks" of the modern economy.

"The way I see this bill, in Michigan, is it's about chips and it's about cars. The bill will supercharge our efforts to make semiconductors here in America."

Biden was originally scheduled to attend the event at Hemlock Semiconductor, but had to change his plans after a recent positive COVID test.