Senators Padilla and Warnock Push to Bolster Diversity in Semiconductor Workforce

Written by: Katherine Zehnder
Published on: Jul 28, 2022

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U.S. Sens. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., Wednesday applauded the passage of the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America Act. 

The legislation passed in the Senate by a vote of 64-33.

According to Sen. Padilla’s office, the CHIPS Act is intended to create jobs, lower costs, support national security, boost domestic manufacturing, strengthen domestic supply chains and preserve American competitiveness in the 21st century.

The legislation includes a provision  Sens. Padilla and Warnock championed to ensure jobs created through the legislation serve disadvantaged groups and bolster diversity and inclusion in the semiconductor industry. 

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