US Congress investigates supply chain congestion

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This week the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard testimony from US  Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg relating to supply chain infrastructure and recent congestion in US ports. Buttigieg was asked by lawmakers what he could do to expedite a solution to the congestion that has been most severe for West Coast ports. He acknowledged the significant impact the congestion is having on the US economy and confirmed that an all-of-government approach was necessary to resolve it.  Legislators have been particularly concerned that high-value cargos were being prioritized over agricultural exports and the congressional committee wrote the Federal Maritime Committee seeking immediate resolution. The attention of the Committee on supply chain congestion is partly the result of positioning in advance of an expected multi trillion-dollar infrastructure package to support economic recovery.

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