Bill dealing with semiconductor chips passed U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WNAX)- The US Senate voted to advance a bill that would provide subsidies for the production of semiconductor chips, technology critical to the US Economy.

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds had supported the bill in early versions.

Rounds says there is too much he can’t support in the details.

Rounds says some of the changes involved security and China.

The vote to proceed on the bill was sixty-four to thirty two.

The bill needs to be passed again by the House before it could go to the President.