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Katko, Centerstate CEO celebrate passage of CHIPS Plus Act in House

Rep. John Katko presenting his five-minute speech
Rep. John Katko presenting a speech in October.

U.S. Congressmember John Katko of Syracuse is celebrating the House passing the CHIPS Plus Act to boost semiconductor production in the U.S. and in Central New York.

Katko co-sponsored the legislation and said in a statement that its passage sends a clear message that the best days of American manufacturing are ahead. He said the package has a strong potential to provide funding and tax incentives that could jump start transformational investment locally.

Centerstate CEO President Rob Simpson said in a statement the organization applauds Katko and other members of the U.S. House for their support.

Meanwhile, Katko expressed his disappointment that Congressional Democrats are now taking up a separate, partisan reconciliation bill to raise taxes immediately following the successes of the CHIPS Act.

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