FAST FIVE: Group Of 160 Republicans Urge Biden To Fix Supply Chain Crisis Before Considering More Social Spending
The letter was led and signed by Rep.
We must address our supply chain and ports crisis before Congress considers any additional social spending and taxation legislation.” “As House Republicans, we write because we refuse to stand by and watch as your administration dilutes America's ability to ensure the safe and efficient movement of goods, people, and services throughout our transportation network,” the letter reads.
The Biden administration has been focused heavily on pushing through two major spending bills: a bipartisan infrastructure bill worth $1.2 trillion that was passed by the Senate in August. That bill is currently being held up in the House as some progressive Democrats said it will only be passed if the Senate approves the $3.5 trillion social and climate spending bill.
13 threatened to “call out” private companies who fail to assist his administration and step up to address the global supply chain bottlenecks.
“If the private sector doesn't step up, we're going to call them out and ask them to act,” the president said in remarks at the White House.