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go to the cofounder of the computer history museum and she told me there were models. but they weren't in the captions because they were disposed, they were just modeled and i did not think that was right. i went looking for the people in the pictures and i found them and they were not the models. all six of the original programmers were young women hired by the army during world war ii. >> that is sunday night at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span's q&a. >> by a vote of 243-187, the house approved a bill providing more than $50 billion of grants to the u.s. semiconductor industry to assist with the manufacturing of computer chips amid an industrywide shortage. 24 republicans voted in favor of the bill with every democrat
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except representative sara jacobs who voted present. the legislation passed by the senate, it is now to the president for his signature. >> i stand before you today to show support of the chips and science act. this is a bipartisan provision that will ensure a bold and prosperous future for american science and innovation, maintaining international competitiveness and bolstering the economic and national security. these provisions were built with vigorous input from the scientific community, industry, academia and other stakeholders on what they need most to succeed in the 23rd century. this product is a result of
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months of bipartisan negotiation. it is also the result of long hours put in by the committee staff and i want to thank each of them for helping us to get where we are today. with this legislation, we will bring about solutions for the climate crisis, enhance our semiconductor research, create jobs, increase racial integration and so much more. we will also take historic and much-needed action to build a strong and diverse workforce to ensure we are able to make use of all of the great talent we have in our nation. we will create a bright future with which to pursue them.
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we are ushering in a strong future for our premier scientific agencies with transformational funding. we also authorized important activities at nasa and addressed discrete research topics across the government scientific agencies. the united states has long been a beacon of excellence in science and innovation and it is far past time they revitalize federal support for the initiatives. the federal government has supported for the initiatives. i am proud of this package i am, and i am especially proud of the bipartisan divisions and division b that began in the science committee. lucas for his partnership in this effort. i know that this package does
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not have everything that everyone wanted. it doesn't have everything i wanted, but in the nature of compromise and the result of urgency of this situation, we must pass this legislation immediately to ensure that the united states remains a global leader in science, technology, and innovation and to bolster our economic and national security. i urge all members to put aside politics and support this thoughtful and balanced bipartisan package. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman is recognized. mr. lucas: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lucas: thank you, mr. speaker. just 24 hours ago i expected my remarks on chips and the science act to be very different. i have worked on this bill for more than three years.
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when i first took leadership of the house science committee as ranking member in 2019, developing legislation to strengthen american science and technology was my highest priority. after extensive work in january of 2020, i introduced a comprehensive bill that created a long-term strategy for investment in basic research and infrastructure to protect the economic and national security of the united states. our committee's chairwoman, eddie bernice johnson, shared my desire to refocus, revitalize, reinvest in american science, and so we worked together for two years gathering extensive stakeholder feedback and technical advice. while holding multiple hearings with expert witnesses to chart a path forward, this has been an exemplary and bipartisan process. chairwoman johnson and her staff have put in countless hours of work with my staff to find strong consensus policies to
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support federal r&d. i'd like to thank the chairwoman for her partnership and leadership and her staff for their diligence. i also want to thank my committee staff members who put long hours and hard work to craft what i believe could be a transformational science policy. i particularly want to thank jennifer wicker who led this process for us from the very beginning. the science committee's efforts over the past nfew years and th bipartisan legislation we produced is truly an incredible example of what we can achieve when we work together as responsible legislators in regular order. unfortunately, not everyone shares our commitment to that process. mr. speaker, i was frustrated last year when democratic leadership put off conferencing our competitiveness legislation with our colleagues across the hill in favor of focusing on the
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doomed build back better act. i was frustrated when the proposed funding for the semiconductor manufacturing jumped from $24 billion to $52 billion with no explanation. i was frustrated when, after finally starting on a conference negotiation, the other body tied our research policy to reconciliation. i was frustrated when negotiations were shut down, and i was even more frustrated when the house was shut out of discussions once they picked back up. so maybe i shouldn't be surprised, but i'm frankly, in all fairness, disgusted by the developments over the last 24 hours. house republicans have been working in good faith this entire time to come to consensus legislation that could be passed by both chambers. but time and time again we've been thwarted by democratic leadership that has moved the goal post, shut down the
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process, chosen their divisive partisan policies over a smart bipartisan bill that would benefit our country for generations. i understand why people on my side of the room are furious. i share those concerns. and i've been around here long enough to know that this is not the way to do things. for better or for worse, it's very clearly for the worse, i would note, the chips and science act has been irrevokably tied to a massive tax hike and spending spree in reconciliation. the decisions on how to pursue scientific policy have out of the hands of this committee, and at this point, particularly, out of the hands of this chamber. mr. speaker, i remain incredibly proud of the good work we've done to strategically strengthen american research and development. and yet, i cannot ignore the
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fact that the immense tax hikes and irresponsible spending in the expanded reconciliation package changed the calculus when it comes to supporting spending bills. particularly, a bill that's been tied to reconciliation. this is one of those occasions that as a statesman and responsible member of congress i have to put aside my own pride in the science committee's work and cast a vote that represents the best interest of americans and particularly the good people of the third district of oklahoma. so regrettably, and it's more regrettably that you can possibly imagine, i will not be casting my vote for chips and science act today. i want to emphasize that this is in no way a reflection of my feeling about the transformational research policies in this bill. i'm grateful to chairwoman johnson for working with me every step of the way to create
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a strategic bipartisan forward-thinking policy. i just wish other legislators in both chambers would follow our examples instead of forcing indefensible votes like we have today. with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. mr. johnson: mr. speaker, i yield one minute to the gentlelady from california, the distinguished speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. the speaker: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in praise of this legislation as the house prepares to pass the chips and science act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that will well-equip our nation to meet and beat the challenges of the 21st century. with monumental investments in this legislation, we take key
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steps to strengthen our fa families' and our nation's economic future, unleash research and investment in every corner of america now and for generations to come. let us salute the outstanding leadership of the house negotiators who tirelessly fought and secured many major victories for american families and the american economy in this package. thank you, in particular, to two terrific champions, chairwoman eddie bernice johnson of the science, space, and technology committee, chairman frank pallone of the energy and commerce committee, as well as other chairs who were involved in this legislation. i want to also acknowledge the leadership of the ranking member, mr. lucas. mr. lucas, it was a joy and inspiring to behold your very informative and impressive presentation in favor of this legislation at the rules committee yesterday.
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the fact that six -- half a dozen of the bills contained in this legislation are republican bills. i want to particularly join you in commending the staff on this and pay special tribute to jen wicker who has been remarkable in building bipartisanship in this legislation. my understanding, she's recovering at home. i send her best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery. but deep gratitude for her bipartisanship in putting this legislation together, which you also so eloquently supported in the rules committee yesterday. for generations, americans have offered a beacon of excellence in science, inowe nation and eng -- innovation and engineering. we've had ground changing discovers. our industry has powered prosperity. our technology has altered the course of history. and our workforce has been the
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envy of the world. i'm so happy that in this legislation, there are 100,000 davis-bacon jobs that will be created. but in recent years, many other nations have followed our blueprint, investing in r&d and manufacturing and education. their rise not only threatens america's status as the world leader in innovation but also the economic security of america's families. that is why, with the landmark legislation that we'll passed too, we will put america back on the path to preeminence so that we can compete and win in the 21st century. when i mention those 100,000 davis-bacon jobs, that means the prevailing wage for our workers, i want to salute chairman bobby scott for his work on that regard. our chips and science act, as it's called, and i'm so happy because a week ago, mr. lucas, i thought it was just going to be the chips act, but fortunately, with your help and in
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negotiations of our distinguished chair, eddie bernice johnson, we're able to get it to be the chips and science act. chips for now that's important. make it in america. keep us preeminent. the science is about our ongoing preeminence. and we'll talk some more about that. again, because of the persistent, patriotic negotiations -- and the congress can take great pride in this result. i want to say about eddie bernice -- our chair, eddie bernice johnson, she has been a respected leader as chair now of the science, space, and technology committee, respected in the science and research community for her ongoing commitment, her knowledge, her vision, her values about keeping america number one. thank you, eddie bernice. the package includes more than $50 billion to bolster america's manufacturing of semiconductors, seizing the pivotal opportunity to restore our status as world leader in chips.
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make it in america, as mr. hoyer would say. doing so is an economic imperative creating, again, nearly 100,000 good-paying union jobs and lowering costs for american consumers while producing a crucial component of nearly every major technology we enjoy, including the cars we drive. 1,000 in a car. 2,000 in an electric car. and it's also a national security necessity. reducing our dangerous dependence on foreign manufacturing, especially amid growing aggression from the chinese communist party. crucially, the bill contains strong guardrails, ensuring these transformative negotiations goes straight into the american economy. not just stock buybacks or dividends or into facilities overseas. mr. speaker, just as importantly, this legislation will reinvigorate american innovation nationwide with robust investments in research
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and technology. this bill takes a giant leap toward building a more diverse and inclusive stem workforce so that our nation's brightest minds, wherever they are and whatever communities, ethnically, geographically, generationally, are solving problems with science and driving american entrepreneurship. this bill delivers job-creating hubs in every corner across the country so that more communities can participate in research and development. and this bill empowers our nation to push the boundaries of science with investments that powers america's preeminence in both basic research and next generation technologies. in doing so, american dominance in the industries of the future for decades to come. mr. speaker, let me be clear. this legislation is a resounding victory for the american people. indeed, the final package contains a number of key provisions from our america competes act on the democratic
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side, which were not included in the senate bill. it was house democrats who secured ironclad guardrails on the chips investments so that the federal funding benefits american workers and interests, not our competitors overseas. it was house democrats who delivered historic funding to transform our nation's research capacity, powering decades of discovery at the national science foundation, department of energy, and national institutes of standards. it was house democrats who want smart, strategic investments in clean energy in industries of the future, supporting renewable energy, combating the climate crisis, and developing cutting edge technology. . it was house democrats who fought to bro broaden participan in the stem economies. while bringing we compete grants, thank you, mr. kilmer, to persistently disdressed communities across the nation. i thank our distinguished
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chairwoman, eddie bernice johnson, for making so much of that possible. thank you, madam chair. to add the process of crafting the chips and science act, the congress approached this work in a proud, bipartisan spirit. as was witnessed by mr. lucas' beautiful presentation to the rules committee yesterday. this legislation was assembled, then put in with negotiations from both sides of the aisle and both sides of the capitol. it was a product of the committees. in the senate the bill earned 14 republican senators' votes for final passage. here in the house, our america competes act was rooted in bipartisan bills with broad support in the congress and in the country, as i mentioned, six intact republican bills are part of this legislation. it is my hope that this vital legislation will pass today -- it will pass. it would be my hope that it
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would pass with a broad bipartisan vote that america needs and america deserves. as we send the landmark legislation to president biden's desk, we participate in a great american tradition. in one of his final speeches, president john kennedy addressed the national academy of sciences where he delivered a powerful case for science as our north star. his words have stood the test of -- have with stood the test of time. he said, i believe that the power of science and the responsibility of science have offered mankind a new opportunity. not only for intellectual growth, but for moral discipline. not only for the acquisition of knowledge, but for strengthening of our nerve and our will. he knew then and we know now science serves as our nerve and our will to boldly seize the opportunities and tackle the challenges of our time. with this legislation president biden and the democratic congress, and i would hope in a
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bipartisan way, proudly charge ahead in this all-american spirit, with science, science, science and science leading the way. people say to me, well, science or faith? i said, i believe that science is an answer to our prayers. with that, i urge a strong and bipartisan vote for the chips and science bill. i thank all who are involved in this, including mr. lucas. and our distinguished chair and other chairs on both sides of the capitol and members on both sides of the aisle. with that, i yield back the balance of my time. and i urge an aye vote. thank you. ms. johnson: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas reserves. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized. mr. lucas: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from texas, the ranking member of ways and means,mr. brady. mr. brady: thank you, ranking member lucas. thanks for your leadership. it is official, we are in a
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recession. joe biden's economy is a cruel economy. americans are finding this out more and more each day. this morning's economic report shows negative economic growth, infleation's crushing our -- inflation's crushing our families, our small businesses and our entire economy, and now democrats have confirmed that chips is a green light for higher taxes, corporate really fare and even worse inflation in the -- corporate welfare and even worse inflation in the future. tax increases on companies that build and make in america. they're insisting on unleashing 80,000 new i.r.s. agents on american families, farmers and small businesses. who in their right mind raises taxes as you are interest entering -- as you are entering a recession? even now republican sponsors of the chips bill in the senate are urging a no vote. you know, good people can disagree on the contents of semiconductor issues here. my view is that the original bill misses the mark on national security and provides tax
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subsidies that aren't warranted. china is targeting 10 of our american technologies and industries, including robotics, biotech, artificial intelligence, on and on. it's a mistake and a missed opportunity to subsidize one and help one, while ceding nine of our industries and technologies to china. i believe our approach should be to lift all of our industries up so they can compete and win against china. i also believe we have the strongest semiconductor industry on this planet. no one sells and ships more around the world than we do. we sell nearly half of all the chips. the sales of chips, we sell nearly half of it. our production's been growing for 20 years. it is one of our biggest exports and we have reliable supply chains because almost half of our chips for america are made here in america. i think there's a smarter way to tackle this issue. i am, like others, stunned by the turn-around. i think the deceit amongst senate democrats on taxes and
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tying it unfortunately to this bill. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma reserves. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. ms. johnson: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from new jersey. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank the gentlewoman from texas, the chairwoman, for all her work on this bill. i rise in support of h.r. 4346, the chips and science act, that will lower costs for consumers, create good paying american jobs, and end our dangerous dependence on foreign manufacturers of critical goods. i'd like to focus on two key initiatives from the energy and commerce committee. the american people may not know it, but semiconductors are integral to their everyday experiences. they are microchips that are used in automobiles, consumer electronics, like washing machines. over the past 30 years, america's share of semiconductor
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production has plummeted, jeopardizing our national security and economic welfare. the covid-19 pandemic laid bare the vulnerability of our semiconductor supply chains. as a result automakers, medical supply companies and manufacturers of heavy machinery face severe disruptions which drove up prices. the chips and science act appropriates over 5dz 2 billion -- $52 billion to ensure more semiconductors are produced right here in the united states. ending our reliance on other countries and lowering costs for consumers. but our competitiveness faces challenges elsewhere. domestic vendors of communications network equipment have dwindled, while the proliferation of networks built using huawei, a chinese communist company, have grown. just this week there were reports about how huawei strategically deployed their equipment in u.s. networks to maximize their espionage capabilities. this legislation invests $1.5
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billion in the public wireless supply chain innovation fund for the deployment and promotion of open radio access or open r.a.n. networks. this deals with 5-g technology. this investment will help bring more iovation to huawei's supply chains while also countering the spread of harmful network equipment like huawei here and around the world. so, mr. speaker, this bill is a win-win for our global competitiveness, for our economy, and consumers. and i urge all my colleagues to support it today and i yield back. ms. johnson: reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas reserves. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized. mr. lucas: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentlelady from washington state, the ranking member, cathy mcmorris rodgers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. rodgers: thank you, mr. speaker. china is the biggest threat facing america today. the chinese communist party uses its centrally controlled economy to pick winners and losers through massive government
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subsidies. and handouts that benefit the ruling party's political allies. they do not adhere to free market principles or the high labor and environmental standards that we have here in america. this is not a model america should embrace. we succeed when we reward hard work, creative thinking, risk taking and innovation. and ensure that a company's success isn't contingent on the approval, direction or spending by the federal government. i support making chips in the united states, but we cannot lead a new era of innovation through massive government subsidies. we cannot beat china by trying to outspend them. the chips bill unlocks the democrats' radical tax and spend spree and will make president biden's inflation crisis worse. american competitiveness is suffering today as a result of harmful regulatory barriers and record government spending. this has resulted in unaffordable high prices on
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every family, supply chain issues, and as we learned today, the u.s. is entering a recession. meanwhile, democrats' new reconciliation package spends hundreds of billions of dollars and raises taxes to achieve their grand socialist agenda for more control and more iflaition -- inflation. to win the future, we need a reliable regulatory and permitting environment that unleashes innovation, secures our supply chains, and ensures american companies are creating jobs right here at home in the united states of america. instead of more radical spending, lifting these barriers must be central if we want to secure american leadership and beat china. i urge a no vote on h.r. 4346. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. ms. johnson: mr. speaker, i urge -- i yield three minutes to the gentlelady from california.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, i rise today in support of the bipartisan chips and science bill. just over two years ago i joined congressman mccaul to introduce the chips for america act, to reassert american leadership in the strategically important semiconductor industry. ms. matsui: i'll admit, when senators cornyn, warner, and congressman mccaul and i started this effort, a lot of members asked me, why are they so important? well, i think it's clear. this bill answers that question. semiconductors are fundamental building blocks of the 21st century economy and we simply cannot live without them. but since we started this effort, the global shortage has only grown more severe and the need for legislation, more pressing. thankfully, by passing the chips bill today, we're sending a clear message. the united states is still the gold standard for innovation. i'm glad we're acting today because other countries aren't waiting. they're making aggressive
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investments to try to surpass us. the european chips act sets a goal to reach 20% of worldwide semiconductor production by 2030. in asia, korea and india offer 50% design credits and taiwan offers a 15% r&d credit. so passing chips gives us the tools we need to stay ahead of the pack. bringing manufacturing and research back to the united states will have positive benefits in the short and long-term. as new fabs funded by the chips act come online, they hold the potential to anchor regional technology clusters, creating well paying jobs and spreading out america's base of skilled workers. this in turn can provide a more secure, resilient supply chain for the commission critical components our national security apparatus needs to succeed. this makes america safer and more secure. i'm also thrilled to help author legislation included in this
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package that supercharges america's 5-g networks with more is he sill yent supply chains -- resilient supply chains. this new technology will pave the way for american companies to enter the telecom market and compete. as an author of both chips and funding bills, i know these critical economic drivers will drive innovation and create american jobs, -- job opportunities for years to come. i urge my colleagues to support the chips and science act. with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized. mr. lucas: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from nebraska, a member of the ways and means committee, mr. smith. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from nebraska is recognized. mr. smith: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in opposition to this legislation. when i recently visited with a manufacturer in my district whose products are highly dependent on the access to chips, they told me that chips
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only comprise 5% of their supply chain challenges. chips are one of 10 sectors where china is taking -- seeking to break american dominance. this bill does not address our issues with china, it certainly doesn't address issues with the -- the other nine issues that also china's seeking to break american dominance. for the same cost of these chips provisions, we could enact better r&d policy, ensure interest expensing and bring i.p. back to the u.s. broad-based policies would help all sectors of our economy. i'm disappointed also by what's not in this bill, as i am disappointed with what is in it. i'm disappointed this bill doesn't include re-authorizations of noncontroversial trade policies which waive tariffs on manufacturing inputs for our domestic merchandizes and ensures fair treatment of products when we export them to developing countries. renewing these longstanding policies would help address our supply chain crisis, yet house
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democrats refuse to bring reasonable re-authorizations to the floor. this bill falls short. it's the wrong bill at the wrong time and i will be voting no. i urge my colleagues to do the same and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from couroklahoma reserves. the gentlewoman from texas isis is recognized. mr. johnson: -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. mr. johnson: i yield to the gentleman from massachusetts. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. neal: we're here to lower costs, create jobs, and supercharge our domestic manufacturing. domestic manufacturing from time to time has lagged and in this legislation we'll reinvigorate our chip production nationwide. we'll incentivize further research and development and bring 100,000 jobs, good-paying jobs, to the american family. i don't understand how the other side can be opposed to this. this is an argument about national security. that's what this is about. when everything is pushed back.
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we have this opportunity here to put aside the theatrical discussion, proceed with sensible, substantive legislation. let's get on voting for the chips and science act, and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized. mr. lucas: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from new york, mr. katko. mr. katko: i want to thank the ranking member lucas for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of the chips plus act. this will bring transformational investments to my district in central new york and will take long overdue steps to shore up our domestic supply chain for semiconductors. significantly, this measure has the support of pillars from the previous administration on national security and economic matters. mike pompeo, former secretary of state, supports it. wilbur ross, former secretary of commerce, supports it.
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mark esper, former secretary of defense, supports it. robert lighthizer, former u.s. trade representative, supports it. and robert owe bryan, former national security advisor, supports it. that's impactful to me and it should be to all americans. all these former administration offi officials recognizing ceding ground on technological development to the malign chinese communist party. and like me, i'm sure none of these officials will support the partisan reconciliation package that democrats are cooking up to raise taxes. we can't control that. we're not in the majority. this is a separate bill. and we need to focus on what we're voting on today, not tomorrow, not next week, not next month. it is vital we pass this. and i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting chips plus. i will note this in closing, whatever we invest today we'll get back many times more by the
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private investment and all the economic growth it's going to spur. and with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. mr. johnson: i yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentlelady from new york. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. maloney: i rise in support of the chips and science act, a historic bill that should have strong bipartisan support because it will lower costs for american families and restore american leadership in industries that are critical to our economic and national security. this bill is a strong response to countries like china that aim to threaten our industrial base, supply chains, intellectual property, and technology security. this bill will help ensure that america cannot be threatened and will no longer accept the outsourcing of critical industries. we took an important step to address this in the president's infrastructure act, which
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included an important measure i championed to ensure personal protective equipment is made in america. never again will new york health workers be forced to wear trash bags to protect themselves from a deadly pandemic because china was blocking shipments of personal protective equipment. the chips and science act ensures we're making it in america, creating 100,000 good-paying jobs to manufacture critical semiconductor components right here in the u.s. employing americans. it also turbocharges our research and development investment and workforce to ensure america's leading in next generation innovations. i am so proud of the work of the oversight and reform committee to support this legislation and proud to cast my vote for it today. i thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized. mr. lucas: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman
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from oklahoma, mr. hern. mr. hern: mr. speaker, i'd like to thank my good friend, a member of my delegation and my colleague, mr. lucas, for his leadership on this bill. no one has worked harder on this issue and the fact he's willing to stand up against it today is a testament to the importance of stopping the build back broke mrab. america is -- plan. america is in crisis. even obama's economic advisors agrees that wasteful government spending is what got us in this mess. yet, democrats continue to push for more. we're staring down the barrel of another useless, wasteful build back broke plan that will make us worse. we need to have a bill that lowers taxes and unleashes american energy and gets americans back to work. when the government spends more, the american people have less. the time to fight is now.
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i hope all of my colleagues will join me in the opposition to this legislation, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. mr. johnson: mr. speaker, i yield one minute to our distinguished majority lea leader, -- leader from maryland. the speaker pro tempore: the majority leader is recognized. the majority leader is recognized. mr. hoyer: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i regret that we find ourselves in this position of being divided on this bill. this, like every piece of legislation we pass, is not perfect. and very frankly, if we made a judgment on every piece of legislation that we consider that i don't like some other bill, we'd be in real trouble.
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maybe we are in real trouble. it was a manifesto put out by xi and putin when they put some months ago. essentially, what that manifesto said, the dictatorships, the authoritarian regimes are going to win because democracies cannot make decisions. you're too divided, you're too slow. this is what they were thinking about. this is a good piece of legislation. it's not the piece of legislation that i would have written. but it is a good piece of legislation that does good things for america. and more importantly, good things for our competitive status in the world. mr. speaker, the pandemic has taught us many lessons. one of those lessons reinforced
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by vladimir putin's criminal war against ukraine is that we cannot and must not rely on the unreliable. let me repeat that. america must not rely on the unreliable. we saw in the pandemic how reliable we were for some of the things we needed to meet the crisis of the pandemic. the minority leader, who told us all that he was going to urge all of his colleagues to vote no on this bill, talked about inflation. one of the reasons we have inflation is because we have shortages. that's what drives prices up, when demand is high and supply is low. you don't have to be an economist to get that lesson. this bill seeks to address that
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issue because as we all know chips are ubiquitous in almost everything that we have that has anything to do with electronics. every day americans see examples of why we must take the next steps to make our supply chain more reliable. this deals with that. but yet, my republican friends urge a no vote. not because they think this bill is bad. they may. but because they don't like another bill. that's what xi and putin are counting on. that's what the autocrats and authoritarians around the world are counting on, that democracies come to a halt. because as democracies, they debate and they differ and they can't make decisions. even when a significant number
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of the minority party is for this bill. a third of the united states senate, republicans, voted for this bill. because they thought it was good for competition between us and china, but between us and everybody else. and that's it's so sad for me to come here seeing this division on a partisan basis because of another bill. and so america, if we don't prevail on this bill, will see our competitive edge squandered because, as the secretary of commerce says, there are a lot of other countries that will put money on the table and say come to me, i'm ready. you build your factory here. you build your chips here. and if america needs chips, if our manufacturers need chips,
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well, they can come to us. not good. good for putin. good for xi. not for us. we must not rely on hostile foreign competitors to supply critical components that sustain america's manufacturing base. chips are at the heart of that. that's what this bill is about. that's why we bellied up to the bar. that's why we're putting a lot of money on the table. this is not the reconciliation bill. this is about america, not about republicans or democrats. this is about america. america's workers, america's competitiveness, america's manufacturers, american technology. i thank the chair for the
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extraordinary investment she has led in making our research and development compete with china in a way that we will win and we winning, our workers and our people will win. microchips. in 2022, microchips are in every product from phones to cars to children's toys. advanced semiconductors are becoming more and more integral to high-tech advanced manufacturing process, making them critical to our economy. yes, we can wait maybe tomorrow, tomorrow. maybe until january when the minority party takes over, so they think. maybe we'll wait until then. maybe that won't happen and we'll wait 24 months. and xi and putin will say, hey, yeah, you go to it. they're lobbying against this bill. they are lobbying, paying to
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defeat this bill. do not be their handmaiden. america needs a unified congress if it's going to compete. indivisible, one nation. one of the best ways for us to ease inflation and bring costs down for american workers and consumers is to remove the supply pressures by making more of these critical components here in our country instead of relying on importing them from abroad. that's what we heard over and over and over again from the united states senate. we are making materials here at home, creating jobs and streamlining our supply chains with this bill. this bipartisan legislation. 17 republicans, a third of the united states senate republicans voted for this bill. this bipartisan legislation, the chips and science act, which will always be for me a make it in america act, represents the most significant investment in
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easing inflation and promoting american manufacturing, innovation that we've seen in a generation. this samake it in america -- this is a make it in america bill. every time i say that to an audience, no matter how red or conservative or how blue or how liberal, they all shake their head. yes, we need to make it in america. that's what this bill is about. it's not as broad as i and others in the house hoped for, the bill achieves so many of our goals. don't look a gift horse in the mouth and say no. makes good on promises that our majority made in the american people to govern responsibly and build a post-pandemic economy that works better for americans. but this was a bill that was fashioned in a bipartisan way. and nobody said at the time, well, it will be for this bill if we like every one of the bills you're supporting. what a -- what a negative way to
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perceive legislation to approach how you vote. this legislation contains substantial new investment in science, research, and innovation. again, thank you, eddie bernice johnson, which will help us maintain our competitive edge, commercialize new discoveries and train our workforce to succeed in a global economy. the investments we are making in the legislation are not only a ma major victory, a major victory for american businesses and workers, they achieve a big part of the make it in america plan which i've talked about since 2010. . that is making supply chains more resilient. when we make microchips and semiconductors in america, more of our workers and entrepreneurs will surely make it in america. across america, we're now observing made in america week. isn't that ironic? this is made in america week. and yet we have a bill on the floor who invisits in -- which invests in making it in america.
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and the minority leader said on this floor, urging all of my republican colleagues to vote no. surely not because they're against making it in america. but because they don't like some of the bill. and they're going to stamp their feet and have a tantrum about the other bill. this legislation truly looks forward, ensuring our workers and businesses will continue to have opportunities to make it in america, long into the future. this is not about today, it's not about tomorrow. it's about the next year, the next 10 years, the next generation. that's what this bill is about. i plead with my colleagues, don't reject this bill based on a political perception of it. i want to thank again chairwoman eddie bernice johnson for her leadership on the house's similar legislation, as well as all the members that had the policies that were incorporated into this bill. today we have a chance to deliver our promise to enact a major priority from president biden's economic agenda, and i
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would suggest a major economic agenda of republicans in the united states senate. as articulated by the chairman of their commerce committee. i hope some across the aisle will still vote for this bill. as their republican colleagues in the senate did and as they have signaled they would do for a long time. the politics changed. but the challenge we have has not. and the reality has not. let us not lose this opportunity. it's disappointing that some in this house have decided to whip against this bill because of its leadership's opposition to the agreement announce -- agreement announced yesterday in the senate, to move forward with the inflation reduction act. whether you like that bill or not, do not pay the price of this bill. do not pay the price of setting our competition with others aside.
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one would hope that all of us would be for investment in american competitiveness and for reducing inflation in the deficit. sadly, that seems not to be the case. nevertheless, i hope we'll have a bipartisan vote today on this bill. it's come together. to make our supply chain stronger, protect our national security, invest in our innovation-driven economy. and advantage american workers so they can make it in america. my colleagues, we talk about the loyal opposition. the loyal opposition need not be loyal to the other party. it does need to be loyal to the country. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized.
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mr. lucas: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. kelly. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. kelly: mr. speaker, i thank my friend from oklahoma. the distinguished leader was exactly right from in his -- in his comments. but every single problem we face today globally emanated right here from the same floor. tax policy, regulation policy drove most of these businesses offshore. they didn't leave because they didn't like america. they left because it looked like america didn't like them. we have seen the erosion of so much of what it is that we are, all because of policy that emanated right from this same floor. and now we're trying to do something to correct bad policy in the past. i'm in the automobile business. we can't finish building cars
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because we don't have the product necessary to finish them. most of the people you talk to said, we didn't leave america by choice. we were forced offshore by policy. and the speaker and i know this because we both are big fans of the steel business. the only thing i would ask my friends on this side, and my colleagues on the other side, there are consequences for past performance. this bill in no way is perfect and mr. hoyer's exactly correct about that. but the question is, what is it that we're trying to fix and whose problem is it? the answer is, it's our problem because it's happening real-time on our watch. we have to do something. doing nothing is not answer to how we fix this bad situation. but we can't do everything from the house. we have to rely on the senate to participate. and then we look at what we had initially started and say, what did they do to the piece that we were trying to get done?
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i know the debate can get heated and we can talk about how patriotic we are, we can talk about what the future is not only for ourselves but for our children and our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren. every single problem we face today i would suggest -- mr. lucas: i yield the gentleman another minute. mr. kelly: i would suggest that all of us need to take a good long look in the mirror and see who it is that can change the future. there's no sense in talking about what happened in the past. the past is the past and we cannot reclaim it. we can just deal with it. we have a huge problem on our hands today because we've allowed the technology to leave, we've allowed the production to leave, we've allowed the product to leave, and then we come back and say, now we've got to do something to get it back. this may be the bill that does that. i don't know. i don't know. i know from certain states this is a must-have for some of our
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colleagues. it's a must-have for us to remain competitive. we are in a global economy and i can tell you this. i wish this was the same bill that we had proposed back when general motors was facing bankruptcy because we know then this body, not us, we weren't here, we lent them the money to stay alive. they paid it all back in full with interest. this is not that same process. and that's why we're so caught trying to figure out what should we do to save this part of the business? what can we do here? collectively, i just want you all to think, not just over here, but on this side too -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. lucas: 30 seconds to the gentleman. mr. kelly: it comes down to this. look. we're not republicans and democrats, libertarians or independents in this house. we are truly the american people. it's up to us to fix problems that are bad. even if we started them ourselves. i just would hope that all our
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colleagues sit back and take a long look at what it is that's being proposed today and try to figure out, not for yourself, but for the people they represent, the most -- most of us represent three quarters of a million people, what is in the best interest of the people you represent, what is in the best interest of the nation that you live in and what is in the best interest of the future of america? with that, i yield back. mr. chairman, thank you so much. mr. lucas: i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. ms. johnson: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentlelady from oregon. ms. bonamici: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of the chips and science act. i thank chairwoman johnson for her leadership to bring this bill to the floor today. the pandemic has underscored how important our domestic semiconductor supply chain is. to transportation, the energy sector, national security and scientific achievement and advancement. and with this bill we will make a vital investment in domestic manufacturing and in workers, in
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oregon and across the country. i'm also grateful that this legislation includes two of my bipartisan bills. i'm the co-chair of the house oceans caucus and my coastal and ocean acidification research and innovation act will help protect the health of our ocean, while supporting coastal resiliency, acidification of the ocean and estuaries destabilizes coastal communities, causing long-term economic harm. this bill will strengthen investments in research and monitoring, provide resources to mitigate and increase our understanding of the socioeconomic consequences of inaction. and my building steam education act will expand resources and grant opportunities to integrate art and design into stem education programs which will better engage students, prepare an innovative work force full of creative and critical thinkers, and enhance the diversity of the stem work force. and overall, mr. speaker, the chips and science act will grow u.s. leadership, strengthen our scientific enterprise, bolster research and development, grow
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our domestic semiconductor manufacturing base, and onshore critical supply chains. importantly, it will also support workers and create many quality jobs in oregon and across the country. thank you to the tireless committee staff also for all of their work to bring this bill to the floor today. mr. speaker, i strongly urge all of my colleagues to put american leadership above politics and support this important bipartisan bill. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york controls the time and will reserve. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized. mr. lucas: reserve. >> at this time, mr. speaker, i have no additional speakers so i would reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. tonko: thank you, sir. i yield myself two minutes. i'm excited to advance this legislation that will ensure our nation's economic growth and
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security for generations to come. and it's a major response to and a solution for inflation. for over 30 years our nation's share of global semiconductor manufacturing has steadily declined. declined to dangerously low levels. this technology powers our cars, our phones and critical infrastructure like traffic lights and military communications. the global chip shortage is not only a national security concern, but it continues to drive inflation when industries cannot secure the chips necessary to get their products to market. the chips and science act tackles two pressing issues of the day. strengthening u.s. comettive -- competitiveness and lowering costs for consumers. i am proud of the role the house has played in the development of this legislation, tireless work in the house that has secured meaningful guard rails that would -- guardrails that would prevent companies from investing in our overseas competitors and funds from being used for stock
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buybacks. these are very critical improvements. i also want to thank chair johnson and the house science committee for its work on division b of this package, to support much-needed boosts to united states research and development. this includes the bipartisan micro act, which compliments chips funding by accelerating micro electronics research at the department of energy. i want to recognize ben of the science committee staff and darian of my staff for their hard work to develop and enact this critical legislation. now is the time to recommit to boldly and strategically invest in our nation's future, to promote america's economic strength, the well-being of our communities, our national security and our leadership around the world. this transformative legislation will indeed ensure that america can outcompete any nation for decades to come. let's fight inflation, let's grow jobs, let's make certain that we respond fully to the needs of the day. with that, i yield back, mr.
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speaker. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman reserve? mr. tonko: i'll continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized. mr. lucas: mr. speaker, i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. tonko: yes, mr. speaker. i yield one minute to the gentlelady from michigan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. dingell: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in strong support of the chips and science act. semiconductor chips help power nearly every sector of our economy and i have witnessed firsthand how the global chip shortage has led to idle plants and layoffs and continues to hurt the auto industry, union workers and our nation's competitiveness by the hour. the rally is that we need to make more chips and we need to make them in america. we're at an inflexion point where we can and must cement u.s. leadership and keep america at the forefront of innovation
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and technology. the chips and science act will support long-term investments in domestic semiconductor manufacturing, including $2 billion for semiconductor chips that are critical for the oosk industry -- automotive industry. advanced research and development and create good paying american jobs. these provisions will assist in revitalizing our states' economies that have been constrained by supply chain vulnerabilities. reducing production and driving up prices. this isn't just a manufacturing jobs issue, it's a vital -- it's of vital importance to our national security and i urge my colleagues to support this legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized. mr. lucas: mr. speaker, i'm prepared to close whenever it's appropriate. so i will continue to reserve until then. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. tonko: mr. speaker, i yield one minute to the gentleman from
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rhode island, mr. cicilline. mr. cicilline: i thank the gentleman. mr. speaker, the outsourcing of american manufacturing jobs has not only resulted in job losses and lower wages at home, it's threatening america's standing as an economic superpower on the global stage. the chips and science this bill is the bold action we need to provide a strong economic future for american families, small businesses, and workers. critically, this legislation includes an estimated $1.8 billion for the national science foundation's established program to stimulate competitive research. otherwise known as epscore, which helps smaller states like rhode island with historically underfunded institutions. this helps maintain our competitive edge in scientific advancement. we will boost our domestic manufacturing capabilities and supply chains, end our dangerous
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de depend pendens on -- dependence on foreign manufacturers, lower costs for american consumers, and create 100,000 new good-paying jobs. i urge my colleagues to support this critical legislation, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york. mr. tonko: mr. speaker, i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman from oklahoma continue to reserve? the gentleman from new york. mr. tonko: yes, mr. speaker, i yield one minute to the gentleman from indiana. >> i thank the chairman for the time. i express my support and appreciation that the house is considering the chips act -- chips and science act. indiana's first congressional district is home to incredible manufacturing, steel, and industrial workforce. this legislation takes historic action to shorten supply chains, increase american-made semiconductors, and protect our national security. i thank my senate colleague from indiana, senator todd young, for his steadfast leadership.
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mr. mrvan: this bipartisan legislation invests in r&d and stem. it make us less reliant on other countries for chips and semiconductors. it invests in the american worker and ingenuity. it allows for auto workers to complete production without stoppages. it allows for continuity for our steel industry and steelworkers and productivity. and it strengthens our nation's security. it creates an opportunity for indiana in a bipartisan congressional manner and the delegation to come together to compete for a tech hub. and it creates a future for the next generation of workers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. marven: -- mr. mrvan: i thank the gentleman for the time. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman continue to reserve? mr. lucas: yes, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves.
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the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. mr. johnson: mr. speaker, i yield one minute to the gentlelady from new mexico. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, madam chair, i rise today to celebrate the brilliant and boundless minds of our scientists, our innovators, and our young people in new mexico and across the united states. there's a lot to say about the chips bill that is so crucial for our economy, our national security, and for innovation in our country. ms. stance burry: today, i -- ms. stansbury: today, i want to talk about the crucial importance of passing this bill. it has particular meaning for me because it includes the very first piece of legislation i introduced which is the bipartisan partnership for energy security and innovation act. i want to thank the chairwoman and her staff and the leadership for making it possible and our state's very own senator ben ray lujan, who has led this legislation for years.
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this bill leans into our state's economic strengths and will take our stem economy to new heights. it will help create a nonprofit foundation associated with the department of energy to harness the knowledge and innovation of our national labs, our universities, our tribal colleges, our hbcu's and hispanic-serving institutions to solve our challenges at the highest levels. i want to thank, again, the leadership -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. ms. stansbury: let's get this bill across the finish line and let's build it in america. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma continues to reserve. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. mr. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield one minute to the gentleman from pennsylvania. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, madam chair. and thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of this bill, not only for the important semiconductor provisions but for some of the provisions that are less noticed, including the text
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of the superact, offered by representative gonzalez of ohio and myself. steel making parts of the country stand up for provisions like this but it's important for every american. every american uses 600 pounds of steel every single year. if you think of the roads you drive on, car, it all starts to add up and there's nowhere in this world that emits more co-2 in the atmosphere. mr. lamb: if we do it here in the united states -- we're already emitting less than everybody else. if we can get it to zero we'll have a product that everyone is looking for and crucial to our future. this bill will help us do that. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. mr. johnson: reserves. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma reserves? mr. lucas: i simply note to my colleague that i have no further speakers. so i'll reserve until the time
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is to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. mr. johnson: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from ohio. mr. ryan: september, 1977, black monday. it's when all the steel mills closed in youngstown, ohio. and we've been waiting since then for a transformational investment into the state of ohio. and this bill is going to allow intel to come to ohio and convert a $20 billion deal into $100 billion deal. 7,000 construction jobs. 3,000 full-time jobs. average wage $135,000 a year. going to transform the industrial midwest. going to allow us to outcompete china. this is a national security
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issue. young people who have been leaving ohio for generations are going to be able to come back. this is an unbelievable bill. this is the first step towards an industrial policy in the united states of america. and it is time for us to quit the politics, stop trying to score political points, stop putting party over country. lay down our arms. my god, if we can't agree on this, what in the hell are we going to agree on? rebuilding the manufacturing base, good-paying jobs, union construction, outcompeting china, national security, come on. let's do this. let's do it together. but we have a small group of people who have hijacked the republican party and the leadership in this house on the republican side is more
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concerned with defeating democrats than doing something that's best for the united states of america. we just saw it in the senate with the burn pits legislation. we're seeing it here with the chips legislation. party over country. so july 28, 2022, is going to be black thursday, the day the republican party has been hijacked and align themselves with communist china. i yield back the balance of my time. mr. lucas: i reserve the balance of my time, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma reserves. mr. lucas: just one second, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i yield to the gentleman from louisiana one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i'll tell my colleague what we can agree on. in the hallowed halls of this chamber. we can and should agree that men of principle do not intend to build the future of our republic upon back room deals in the dark
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of light in the upper chamber of our bicameral congress, which is exactly what happened with this bill, which is why it's now strongly opposed by my colleagues in the republican party. mr. higgins: everything we do here to advance the future of america should be based upon the core principles that gave birth to america. perhaps my colleague could agree with me upon that. mr. speaker, i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. mr. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentlelady from texas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. ms. jackson lee: sadly, though, it's called the chips and science act. it left out the calculation of math for my colleagues on the other side of the aisle.
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america is applauding. for once, they will not be stopped and stymied by a supply chain that says, no technology, no cars, stay forever without wheels when you have a driving business. this bill is expected to create 100,000 jobs and i'm excited, in particular, about the addition of nasa's re-authorization and to specifically note that nasa johnson will be doing the orion program, gateway program funded, human space mobility funded. these are individual programs that will be funded for one of the most prominent centers there. in addition, we are going to move to manufacturing chips in this nation, including houston, where the democratic republic of the congo has precious metals. where do they want to send them? to the united states of america. they want us to produce.
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they want us to be able to transport. and out of this bill, with the amazing amount of research coming forward in science, it is going to be a testimony. i want to pay tribute to congresswoman eddie bernice johnson, the chairwoman who guided this with the kind of calm and expertise that has brought us to this point, texas is proud. the nation is proud. 100,000 jobs. and over $3 billion that will be provided in energy alone. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. ms. jackson lee: $7.5 billion for f.y. 2022. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. ms. jackson lee: an increase -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is no longer recognized. the gentlewoman is no longer recognized. the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. lucas: continues to reserve, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair reminds all people to please heed the gavel. the gentlelady from texas is recognized. mr. johnson: i yield one minute to the gentlelady from ohio.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. beatty: i thank chairwoman johnson for yielding, and let me take a point of personal privilege as a member of this house and salute you for your leadership, your experience, and the years that you have brought to this congress. i don't care what any colleague says on the other side of the aisle. today, because of your leadership and all others on this and some on the other side understand that this is about national security, understands this is about our economy, understands that this is about our workforce. i am so proud to be from the great state of ohio. it will be a game changer with tens of billions of dollars being invested into what may end
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up as the largest semiconductor manufacturing plant in the world. i will tell you that democrats will stand strong because we understand the difference from politics and posturing and making a difference in industries that we all use and need. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. mrs. beatty: i'm asking all of my delegation, democrats and republicans, to stand up for what's right and vote for this bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields another minute. mrs. beatty: thank you. let me also end by saying, this bill will set a path that the united states will be a leader in the economy for the future. i have listened repeatedly to my members on the other side of the aisle talk about inflation, talk about investment, talk about economics. well, now, i want you to vote that way. i want you to join us and support this bill that will make
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a difference for not only now but for our future and set us ahead of other countries that have done damage to us. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma continues to reserve? mr. lucas: continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: continues to reserve. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. mr. johnson: madam speaker, may i ask how much time we have left? the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman has 3 1/2 minutes. mr. johnson: mr. speaker, we have no more requests for time, and i'm prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized. mr. lucas: thank you, mr. speaker. i have no other speakers. i, too, am prepared to close and i yield myself the remainder of the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lucas: thank you, mr. speaker. as i said in my opening remarks,
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i'm deeply disappointed by the process that led us here, especially over the last 24 hours. . had democratic leadership acted in good faith we would have had a very different discussion today. i would prefer our bipartisan strategic competitiveness policy had not been tied to the partisan and divisive reconciliation demonstration. it would be dishonest that that hasn't been the case. after long and careful thought for what reconciliation will mean to the economy, the expanded government, and the american people i cannot in good conscious vote for the $52 billion in mandatory spending while knowing hundreds of billions in taxes and partisan spending are about to bulldoze us. we know the numbers, but it's worth repeating them. because they are more than numbers. as someone who studied economics
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i'm very cognizant that these are, in fact, a representation of the daily life for families across america. inflation has skyrocketed to 9.1%. every dollar in your wallets, in your paycheck, in your retirement account, every dollar is now worth less. the next set of numbers is 1.6 and .9, those are the most recent declines in our gross comes domestic product -- gross domestic product, g.d.p. while my friends want to debate the definition of recession and stepback for a moment and consider the big picture. what this means for americans. our economic growth is slowing. our inflation is rising. our job growth is tapering off. americans are unquestionably worse off now than they were a year ago. and that's what i have to consider when casting today's vote. what we need right now is policy
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to make our economy stronger and more competitive. not backroom deals that increase taxes or businesses own raise government spending. as i said at the start of this debate, i am incredibly proud of the work the house science committee has done to create thoughtful, strategic, sustainable science and technology policy. i am grateful to chairwoman johnson, to the republican and democratic members of the science committee and all the staffers who worked to advance this legislation. while others may try to take credit, the truth is division b was primarily developed and written by our committee. which has been working on this issue for longer than anyone on the hill. i would like very much to cast my vote in support of their research and development policies. i cannot ignore the consequences of doing so alongside a deeply
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flawed reconciliation package. i owe it to my constituents to vote in their best interests. and today that means voting against the legislation i have long supported. i'll conclude with this. i believe the bipartisan leadership of the house science committee represents the best that congress can be when we work together in a trapt fashion to -- transparent fashion to come to agreements that serve the american people. i believe actions taken by democratic leadership yesterday are a sad example of the dysfunction that plagues congress when we ignore these details. i'm deeply disappointed in this process. with that, even with all my admiration for my chairwoman, and all the respect for our mutual members and our staffs, even with all that i yield back the balance of my time.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield back. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. ms. johnson: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i would simply like to say in closing that when we pass up on opportunity -- an opportunity like we have today in this bill where we are looking out for our scientific enterprise, looking out for our spis exploration and chip manufacturing which will drive our future, we simply would be closing the door to our future to turn any of this town. we cannot be competitive in the world without adequate research and adequate assistance to keep our research enterprise going strongly. i'm not willing to give up this opportunity and close the door on my nation. i simply would ask all the
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people who possibly cannot to think about the bill that was passed or going to pass in the senate yesterday or last night. but think about the importance of keeping the doors and opportunities open for our nation and having the jobs and talent right here in the united states. it is bigger than all of us. we will sit here and look out for our nation and this is a measure that will do that. so i simply plead with everyone who can possibly see the future or even dream about the future to vote for this measure. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. >> by a vote of 243 to 187 --
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the semiconductor industry to assist with the manufacturing of computer chips amid an interesting wide shortage. 20 -- 24 reppo plug-ins -- 24 republicans voted in paper the bill. the legislation already passed by the senate now heads to president bynum for his signature. >> senate majority leader chuck schumer reacted to congress passing the chips bill and sending it to the desk of the president. he went into more detail about a compromise deal in the senate with joe manchin to address prescription drug prices, climate change in the budget deficit. he says to expect work on the legislation to begin next week.


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