White House officials say President Joe Biden will visit Michigan Tuesday to tout an American competitiveness bill passed by Congress this summer, which provides incentives for companies to create semiconductor chips in the U.S.
The market for the chips used in everything from motor vehicles to medical equipment has been dominated by China and other countries outside the U.S.
Biden is also expected to touch on Democrats’ success in the recent midterm elections, where concerns over inflation and the economy were key issues for voters. Michigan Democrats will control the state House, Senate and governor’s office starting next year.
The visit comes as Biden is calling on Congress to force freight railroad unions to accept a new contract and avoid a strike that could cripple economic supply chains right before the holiday season.