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Whitmer in DC to argue for more semiconductor funds

Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is in Washington DC, where she has meetings to advocate for the state’s manufacturing sector

A priority in sit-downs with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and other Biden administration officials will be winning more federal support for manufacturing semiconductors. The chips are critical to the auto industry and defense contractors.

Bobby Leddy is the governor’s communications director.

“Well I think it’s important for Michigan to make our case and make our case in person and to the people that are making these decisions.”

Whitmer also has meetings planned with members of Michigan’s congressional delegation. That includes Republicans and Democrats. Topics could include a budget bill and federal same-sex marriage protections.

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