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42 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2022 tries. One bill, the CHIPS Act, was signed into law last year. A new bill introduced this year seeks to allocate funding for printed circuit board fabrication. In this exclusive interview, our team spoke with Travis Kelly, CEO of Isola Group and president of the Printed Circuit Board Association, and U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (R-Utah), who has co-sponsored the bill now before the House. Travis and Blake both express optimism about onshoring domestic production, but the realities of the legislative calendar may pose some risks. If you would like your voice to be heard, reach out to your U.S. legislators, or visit one of the associations mentioned in this inter- view: PCBAA, IPC, or USPAE. Each is lobby- ing on your behalf. Printed Circuit Boards: Past the Lobby and Onto the Floor Editor's note: is interview was conducted on July 6, 2022. At the time of our discussion with U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (R-Utah), House Resolution 7677 (HR 7677) had been intro- duced to Congress, comprised of an investment program and a tax credit for purchasers of printed circuit boards. In our interview, we dis- cussed details about both key sections. On July 7, an amendment to HR 7677 was published, in which the tax credit portion of the bill had been removed. is interview has been edited to remove the tax credit-specific sections of the conversation. ere has not been a time in recent mem- ory when the U.S. legislative body is putting as much focus on the microelectronics indus- Feature Interview by the I-Connect007 Editorial Team

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