Arizona Republicans Vote Against Arizona Jobs

For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Contact: Aida Ross, 
Arizona Republicans Vote Against Arizona Jobs
Reps. Biggs, Gosar, Lesko, and Schweikert voted against a bill that is designed to make America more competitive with China, create jobs in the U.S., and help lower the price of goods

Today, Arizona House Republicans Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, Debbie Lesko, and David Schweikert, voted against the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act – choosing to side with Big Pharma and China instead of voting to create jobs in Arizona and secure our domestic supply chains. Many Republicans voted against the bill because they oppose Democrats’ efforts to lower prescription drug costs.

“With today’s vote, Arizona Republicans have made it official: they’ll side with anyone, even China, except hardworking Arizonans,” said Arizona Democratic Party Spokesperson Aida Ross. “The CHIPS and Science Act is a popular, bipartisan bill that will help create jobs and make us less dependent on China, but Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, Debbie Lesko, and David Schweikert are so extreme that they’d rather try and score political points than strengthen our economy. Arizonans deserve better.”

According to the Washington Post, the bill that Arizona Republicans voted against today, “would provide $52 billion in subsidies to domestic semiconductor manufacturers…in a bid to strengthen the United States’ competitiveness and self-reliance in what is seen as a keystone industry for economic and national security.” Incentivizing the manufacture of computer chips in America and being less dependent on China for them will help to lower the cost of everything from cars to household appliances that these chips are used in, and protect our national security by working to ensure we aren’t relying on China and other countries for these critical components. 


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