Statement from SUNY Interim Chancellor Stanley on the Passage of the CHIPS and Science Act

July 28, 2022

“Today is a watershed moment for the United States’ economy and competitiveness on the global stage. Passage of the CHIPS and Science Act clears the way for a bold, transformative, and truly landmark investment in the domestic semiconductor industry that will positively impact every American.

This funding will bolster groundbreaking research happening at SUNY and our fellow institutions of higher education. It will also improve the U.S. development pipeline so better, faster, and smarter technology is deployed more quickly, and lay the foundation for an exceptional workforce of tomorrow.

As Governor Kathy Hochul has made clear, New York is poised to be at the forefront of America’s semiconductor resurgence, and SUNY has the infrastructure and expertise at the ready to unleash our research enterprise and train the next generation of workers.

We applaud and extend our deepest gratitude to U.S. Majority Leader Charles Schumer, who has worked tirelessly – indeed relentlessly – to secure bipartisan support for one of the most significant technological investments in history. Without his dedication none of this would be possible. We also thank New York’s remarkable congressional delegation, led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congressman Paul Tonko, and Congressman Joe Morelle who helped shepherd this measure to passage in both houses.

We look forward to continuing our partnership with Commerce Secretary Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Graves, who have been working exhaustively for more than a year to ensure the U.S. is prepared to take immediate action upon passage of this critical measure.”

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