Senate put $50 billion into chips semiconductor research

NPR’s Juana Summers speaks with Republican Sen. Todd Young of Indiana about efforts to build more computer chips in the U.S.

JUANA SUMMERS, HOST:

The Senate voted today to invest more than $50 billion into one domestic industry. Here’s Majority Leader Democrat Chuck Schumer.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

CHUCK SCHUMER: It’s a major step for our economic security, national security, our supply chains and, in fact, for America’s future.

SUMMERS: The future is resting on semiconductors. Those are the tiny computer chips that run cars, appliances, smartphones and missile defense systems. These tiny chips have an outsized importance on American productivity and

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