Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2021

Floor Speech

Date: Feb. 2, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Ms. BOURDEAUX. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of the America COMPETES Act, a bill that would bolster American leadership in critical economic sectors for decades to come.

In addition to necessary provisions to spur American production of semiconductors, the America COMPETES Act would take action to address supply chain disruptions and shortages.

My bill, the Supply CHAIN Act, is included in this package and would ensure the newly created Office of Supply Chain Resiliency and Crisis Response at the Department of Commerce has the tools it needs to map and monitor critical supply chains, as well as prepare for and respond to supply chain shocks and disruptions.

I have heard from families and small businesses and manufacturers in Georgia's Seventh District of the challenges presented by supply chain disruptions, especially amidst the pandemic.

This package of supply chain resiliency measures will help us to identify and mitigate these disruptions moving forward.

In closing, I would like to commend my colleagues for their hard work in assembling this critical legislation. I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support the America COMPETES Act.