Will JD Vance And Mike DeWine Tell Mitch McConnell To Stop Playing Politics With Ohio Jobs?
July 5, 2022
Intel CEO: “It’s such a pivotal moment if we don’t act now. Please don’t dither in Congress over petty partisanship.”
Columbus, OH – Yesterday, Mitch McConnell blew up bipartisan negotiations on urgently-needed legislation to invest in American semiconductor manufacturing – including vital funding for Intel to create 3,000 jobs in Licking County.
The delay in passing this bill is already taking its toll on Ohio. Last week, Intel sounded the alarm, saying, “Unfortunately, CHIPS Act funding has moved more slowly than we expected and we still don’t know when it will get done. It is time for Congress to act so we can move forward at the speed and scale we have long envisioned for Ohio and our other projects to help restore U.S. semiconductor manufacturing leadership and build a more resilient semiconductor supply chain.” This funding is essential to help level the playing field for American companies and workers to compete with countries around the world that are dominating the semiconductor industry.
Mitch McConnell standing in the way of Ohio jobs could put J.D. Vance and Mike DeWine in a precarious political position. J.D. Vance has already proposed giving up on bringing manufacturing jobs back to Ohio. He said, “A 55-year-old worker in Dayton, Ohio who spent his entire life in manufacturing… he may not be able to find a good-paying job for the rest of his working life.” Mike DeWine has touted the Intel plant coming to Ohio in a campaign video but refused to take on Mitch McConnell who is standing in the way of Intel breaking ground on a new plant in Ohio.
“J.D. Vance and Mike DeWine must demand that Mitch McConnell stop holding Ohio jobs prisoner to his political games. Instead of searching for photo ops and scoring cheap political points, it’s time for them to step up and take meaningful action to protect Ohio jobs and help workers here compete with countries around the world,” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.