Dingell Applauds Biden-Harris Administration’s Plan to Strengthen Critical Supply Chains
Washington, June 8, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the below statement applauding the Biden-Harris Administration’s key findings from the reviews directed under Executive Order (E.O.) 14017 “America’s Supply Chains,” and its strategy to strengthen American supply chains and ensure good-paying, union jobs for American families:
“We need our federal policies to keep pace with innovation and technology by strengthening our domestic manufacturing and keeping good-paying, union jobs here in America. The Biden-Harris Administration understands this urgent need. Today’s strategy to strengthen our supply chains, while also supporting working families, is critical to rebuilding our economy and protecting national security so that the United States can stay out in front of the competition.
“By supporting the domestic production of critical medicines and personal protective equipment, working to improve our supply chain management practices to strengthen the semiconductor and advanced batteries supply chains, investing in the sustainable production of raw materials, and ensuring our nation’s cyber security, we can take immediate action to support workers and boost American innovation.
“Now is the time to invest in American jobs and manufacturing – we have the power of the American worker and we need to use it. From making batteries to building electric vehicles to producing medical equipment here at home, we can work across sectors to fuel our economy and build sustainable, resilient supply chains.”
The Biden-Harris Administration released this fact sheet detailing the steps being taken to strengthen critical supply chains. Dingell has been a leader in this space to strengthen domestic manufacturing and support workers, collaborating with unions, environmentalists, and businesses. Most recently, Dingell introduced the U.S.A. Electrify Forward Act and the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Future Act to modernize and expand programs used to build and retool auto factories in the United States so that American workers will benefit long-term and we can decarbonize the economy. In April, Dingell reintroduced the Medical Supplies for Pandemics Act to improve domestic manufacturing for pandemic preparedness. Dingell continues to be a strong proponent of the Buy American policy, recognizing that American workers and manufacturers fuel our country’s economy.