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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the at the White House CHIPS and Science Act Signing Ceremony


Hello, everyone. This is an exciting day!

Thank you, Speaker Pelosi, for that introduction. It’s wonderful to be here with you.

Mr. President, thank you for your tremendous leadership.

The CHIPS and Science Act is a historic investment that will help us meet your goal of revitalizing our domestic manufacturing economy.

To Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, and the members of Congress – both Democrat and Republican – who worked so hard to craft this law and get it over the finish line – thank you.

This couldn’t have come at a more urgent moment.

Semiconductors are the lynchpin of our economic and national security, and our overreliance on foreign manufacturers is a serious vulnerability.

But that’s going to change.

With these investments, we’re going to construct a semiconductor ecosystem right here in the U.S.

We’re going to create high-quality, good paying jobs.

We’re going to unleash the next generation of American innovation.

We’re going to build more resilient supply chains.

We’re going to protect America’s global leadership for decades to come.

And we’re going to ensure that all Americans share in our prosperity.

Today – thanks to President Biden’s leadership and the bipartisan work in Congress – we’re strengthening U.S. leadership in the industries of the future, and supporting the innovators that power those industries.

That’s why it’s my pleasure to introduce our next speaker.

Joshua Aviv is the CEO and co-founder of SparkCharge, an electric vehicle charging system and network that brings the charging directly to the drivers.

As a member of the next generation of American innovators, he knows firsthand how vital it is to support high-tech manufacturing here in the U.S.

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Joshua Aviv.