White House working to address semiconductor shortage hitting auto production

The White House said Thursday administration officials are working to address a growing shortage of semiconductor chips that has slowed auto production around the world.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration is “currently identifying potential chokepoints in the supply chain and actively working alongside key stakeholders in industry and with our trading partners to do more now.” The issue is one reason Biden plans to sign an executive order in the coming weeks to direct a comprehensive review of supply chain issues for critical goods.

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