The Council reflects on the eventful summer in which the CHIPS and Science Act and Clean Energy Bill were passed. The Council sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to fully fund both initiatives. Additionally, the Council has launched the second phase of the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers including the four new working groups focused on: sustainability and accelerating innovations in clean energy; developing and deploying disruptive technologies at scale and speed; re-defining place-based innovation; and developing, supporting, and expanding the modern, innovation-focused workforce. In the months of September and October, we also take time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and many of the Council’s members who are doing the same by recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans on U.S. history, culture, and achievement. The Council will be hosting the 2022 National Competitiveness Forum in Washington, D.C. on December 8th and 9th – event registration details to come in October. The Council also welcomes new members: Mr. Joseph Harroz Jr., Ms. Donde Plowman, and Ms. Rhea Law (Commission Members); Dr. Gregory Washington (General Membership); and Dr. Julie Jordan and Dr. Padma Raghavan (TLSI).