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Herschel Walker Should Stand Up to McConnell’s Threat To Block Jobs & Competition Bill That Would Grow GA Jobs, Reduce Reliance on China

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July 12, 2022 

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Herschel Walker Should Stand Up to McConnell’s Threat To Block Jobs & Competition Bill That Would Grow GA Jobs, Reduce Reliance on China

Reverend Warnock Is A Lead Negotiator On The Jobs And Competition Bill, Which Would Create Jobs, Lower Costs, Strengthen American Supply Chains And Reduce Reliance On China, To Produce Vital Technology, Like Semiconductors 

Atlanta, GA – Today, the Warnock for Georgia campaign is calling on Herschel Walker to stand up to Mitch McConnell following his threat to end a bipartisan deal that will bring jobs to Georgia and reduce America’s reliance on foriegn nations, like China, to produce crucial technology.  

“Herschel Walker has been silent on his own party’s efforts to block critical bipartisan legislation to support and grow Georgia jobs and ensure the U.S. can better compete with China,” said Meredith Brasher, Warnock for Georgia communications director. “Georgia workers and businesses know this legislation cannot come soon enough and they see Reverend Warnock working across the aisle to get this priority done for the people of Georgia. If Herschel Walker can’t put his loyalty to Mitch McConnell aside when Georgia jobs are on the line, then he isn’t ready to represent the people of Georgia.” 

BACKGROUND

  • Reverend Warnock is a lead negotiator on the jobs and competition bill and secured the bill’s provision to increase semiconductor production in the U.S. so businesses—including leading manufacturers in Georgia— can better compete with China. 
  • Last year, the Kia facility in West Point, Georgia, shutdown for two days in the wake of a semiconductor shortage—an issue that Reverend Warnock met with Kia officials about and raised in a Commerce Committee hearing. 
  • The bill would reduce the nation’s reliance on semiconductors made in other countries like China, and instead manufacture those key materials in the United States, creating jobs and also helping with supply chain issues that have impacted American businesses. 

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