Senate Bill 4130
116th Congress(2019-2020)
American Foundries Act of 2020
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jul 1, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jul 1, 2020
Latest Action
Jul 1, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
4130
Congress
116
Policy Area
Commerce
Commerce
Primary focus of measure is business investment, development, regulation; small business; consumer affairs; competition and restrictive trade practices; manufacturing, distribution, retail; marketing; intellectual property. Measures concerning international competitiveness and restrictions on imports and exports may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Arkansas
Alabama
Missouri
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

American Foundries Act of 2020

This bill provides support for commercial microelectronics projects, secure microelectronics projects, and microelectronics research and development. It also requires the establishment of a national microelectronics research and development plan and implements certain safeguards.

Specifically, the Department of Commerce shall award grants to certain states to assist in financing the construction, expansion, or modernization of microelectronics fabrication, assembly, test, advanced packaging, or advanced research and development facilities.

Additionally, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Director of National Intelligence may jointly enter into arrangements with private sector entities to provide incentives for the creation, expansion, or modernization of microelectronics manufacturing or advanced research and development facilities capable of producing secure and specialized microelectronics for use by DOD, the intelligence community, critical infrastructure sectors of the U.S. economy, and other national security applications.

The President must establish standing subcommittees to develop a national microelectronics research and development plan and to advise the U.S. government on matters relating to microelectronics policy.

Further, the Department of State, the Department of the Treasury, and Commerce shall jointly develop a plan to coordinate with foreign government partners on establishing common microelectronics export control and foreign direct investment screening measures to align with national and multilateral security priorities.

Lastly, the bill prohibits firms that are owned, controlled, or influenced by the Chinese government or other foreign adversary from accessing funds appropriated by this bill.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
07/01/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
07/01/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 2, 2020 5:42:11 AM
Updated
Apr 16, 2021 7:19:46 PM