Congress Needs to Override President’s Veto of NDAA

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020, 3:45pm

by Semiconductor Industry Association

WASHINGTON—Dec.23, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement today from president and CEO John Neuffer in response to the president’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAAincludes Title XCIX, “Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America,” which authorizes federal incentives to promote semiconductor manufacturing and federal investments in semiconductor research. SIA represents 98 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms.

We’re disappointed by the president’s decision to veto the NDAA, which is crucial to our national security and includes important provisions to strengthen America’s supply chain security and boost U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and research. Congress approved the NDAA and the semiconductor provisions within it by huge, bipartisan margins because it’s right for our country. Congress overriding the veto is right for our country and for our sustained leadership in semiconductors and the countless technologies they enable, including those critical to our national security and economic recovery. We strongly urge Congress to make this right and enact the NDAA.  

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