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US President Joe Biden the IBM facility in Poughkeepsie, New York, on October 6, 2022. (Mandel Ngan / AFP) (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

Today, President Biden promised a boost in domestic manufacturing after touring an IBM facility, where the company promoted a $20 billion investment in New York’s Hudson Valley over 10 years, focused on semiconductors, computers, artificial intelligence and other programs. Ahead of the midterm elections, Biden and Democrats have highlighted the bipartisan law to boost production of domestic semiconductor chips.

“Where is it written that we can’t lead manufacturing in the world?” Biden asked in remarks at the facility in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. “I don’t know where that’s written. That’s one of the things that the CHIPS act is going to change, the law that’s going to build a future and a proud, proud legacy not only for IBM, but for the country.”

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  • 2 p.m. Biden delivers remarks on job creation at the IBM plant. Watch here.
  • 4 p.m. Arati Prabhakar sworn in as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy by Vice President Harris.
  • 5 p.m. Biden participated in a reception for the Democratic National Committee in Red Bank, N.J.
  • 8 p.m. Biden participated in a reception for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in New York City.

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