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ACC Applauds Bipartisan Action to Fix America’s Supply Chain

Scott Jensen

WASHINGTON (May 25, 2023) — In a series of bipartisan votes, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a handful of bills that will help remove barriers in the supply chain.

The American Chemistry Council supports the bills approved by the committee that will make it easier for truckers to do their jobs while allowing the country to efficiently move more freight by truck while reducing emissions. The Council also supports the legislation that builds on the Ocean Shipping Reform Act and promotes fair and efficient shipping practices at U.S. ports.

Chris Jahn, President & CEO
Congressmen Johnson, Garamendi and Costa continue to do a tremendous job working with their colleagues to find solutions for strengthening the country’s supply chain. Chairman Graves and Ranking Member Larsen have also shown a strong commitment to identify problems across all modes of transportation and to prevent future supply chain problems.

The bills address many of the transportation problems that have been disrupting U.S. chemical manufacturing the past several years. ACC’s latest supply chain survey of member companies found that despite recent improvements, more than 80% of companies report that transportation problems remain worse than they were prior to the pandemic.

Chemical manufacturing is at the headwaters of the economy, which means transportation problems that disrupt chemical production can cascade through the supply chain and harm the broader economy.

“If we want to make things in America and compete with China and other countries, we have to fix the supply chain and make it stronger than ever,” Jahn explained. “We strongly urge Congress to pass the smart reforms approved by the Committee so we can keep delivering for the U.S. economy and consumers.”

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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