Biden touts Democrats' high-tech efforts in California

STORY: The Chips and Science Act signed into law by Biden in August, and backed by some Republicans, is aimed at jumpstarting the domestic production of semiconductors in response to supply-chain disruptions that have slowed the production of automobiles and high-tech products like those built by Viasat.

"Instead of relying on chips made overseas, [that] could be delayed by a pandemic or some global disruption, now they're going to be able to have those chips available on the spot. It's a game changer," he said.

Biden's visit, the latest in a series of trips to advanced manufacturing sites across the United States, is aimed at bolstering support for Democrats, who face a real risk of losing their razor-thin majorities in the U.S. Congress.