Reps. Titus, Meijer, Meeks Introduce Legislation to Protect Semiconductor Supply Chains from Authoritarians
Washington, D.C. , April 1, 2022 | Joel Cohen
Today Representative Dina Titus (NV-01) and Peter Meijer (MI-03), Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, along with Chairman Gregory Meeks (NY-05) introduced the bipartisan Protecting Semiconductor Supply Chain Materials from Authoritarians Act.
Washington, D.C. - Today Representative Dina Titus (NV-01) and Peter Meijer (MI-03), Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, along with Chairman Gregory Meeks (NY-05) introduced the bipartisan Protecting Semiconductor Supply Chain Materials from Authoritarians Act. This legislation amends the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 to establish a working group for reporting on the semiconductor supply chain disruptions caused by Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine; develop strategies for bolstering supplies of critical elements, compounds, and products; and monitor potential threats to the semiconductor supply chains.
“Semiconductors are vital for the smooth operation of countless businesses across Las Vegas, particularly the gaming industry, and are critical for countless items in our everyday lives including medical devices, cell phones, and cars,” said Rep. Titus. “The pandemic already placed a massive strain on the global semiconductor supply chain network, and these tensions have been further exacerbated by Putin’s unlawful and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. This legislation will ensure the United States is doing everything it can to insulate these critical supply chains from current and future disruptions that could gravely impact our economy and everyday lives.”
“Since coming to Congress, it has been one of my top priorities to promote policies that ensure a robust domestic supply of semiconductors,” said Rep. Meijer. “The effects of Vladimir Putin's illegal invasion of Ukraine are far reaching, and this legislation ensures we are properly considering the impact it has on our semiconductor supply chain. Congress must exercise its full authority to protect and preserve our supply chain – our economy and national security depend on it. I am proud to join this bipartisan effort to do so.”