Biden plans executive order after semiconductor crunch

New York (AFP) – The Biden administration is assessing immediate steps to address the semiconductor shortage and plans an executive order to shore up critical supply chain items, a White House spokeswoman said Thursday. “The administration is currently identifying potential choke points in the supply chain and actively working alongside key stakeholders in industry and with our trading partners to do more now,” said White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki at a daily briefing. Psaki said the semiconductor supply shortage is also an impetus for an executive order to commission a “comprehensive review …

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