Supply Chain Resilience

Floor Speech

Date: March 30, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Ms. BOURDEAUX. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of the bipartisan supply chain resilience subtitle in the America COMPETES Act.

The COVID pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in the United States' supply chains. When disruptions occur in our supply chains, it leads to higher prices for families and businesses.

The America COMPETES Act includes my bill to map and monitor our supply chains and other important provisions that would create good- paying manufacturing jobs here in the United States.

Studies have found that Georgia lost 25 percent of its manufacturing jobs since 1999. Not only is this bad for workers, it is harmful to our national security when we are dependent on other nations to manufacture critical goods and services.

The America COMPETES Act would address this vulnerability by making a historic investment in our Nation's manufacturing capabilities and would equip us to prevent and mitigate future supply chain disruptions.

Madam Speaker, I urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to retain this critical subtitle as we work to pass a final competitiveness bill.