FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2021
American Automakers Applaud Passage of Legislation Enhancing US Semiconductor Production
Washington, D.C. – American Automakers Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Stellantis praised passage of the United States Innovation and Competition Act, which will enhance U.S. production of semiconductors and improve domestic supply chain resiliency.
“We applaud the U.S. Senate for passing legislation that includes a new program to incentivize and expand semiconductor production in the United States," said Governor Matt Blunt, president of AAPC, the trade association representing American Automakers Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Stellantis. "Semiconductors are essential to the auto manufacturing process and shortages are triggering U.S. auto plant closures, and negatively impacting American workers and consumers across the country. This legislation will help expand our domestic production of semiconductors, making us less reliant on imports and decentralizing the production of these essential components. AAPC and our American Automaker member companies have been working with the Biden administration, Congress, the United Auto Workers and our supplier partners at the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association to address semiconductor shortages, and while there is much more work ahead, passage of this critical legislation in the Senate is a big step forward."
The American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) represents American Automakers Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company and Stellantis. AAPC is a Washington, D.C. association representing the common public policy interests of its member companies.