T&I Republicans are actively engaged with stakeholders from each point in the supply chain to continue identifying which Biden administration policies are preventing the emergence from this ongoing crisis, as well as pinpointing proactive solutions that can expedite recovery. See more about their work on the supply chain crisis below.
Additional Major T&I Republican Oversight Efforts:
Ranking Member Sam Graves asked John Porcari, the Port Envoy to the White House Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, to update the full Committee about his role and the Task Force’s actions in addressing the supply chain crisis.
The full Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on the supply chain crisis. Ranking Member Graves warned that the Biden administration's policies should do no more harm through policies and mandates that make will make the crisis worse.
Nov. 16, 2021: Highlighting Heightening Concerns on FoxBusiness.com
Ranking Member Graves and House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) penned an op-ed for FoxBusiness.com discussing how the spending and policy decisions of the Biden Administration and their congressional allies are making the supply chain crisis worse – not better.
Nov. 4, 2021: Ranking Member Graves Calls out President for Doubling Down on Vaccine Mandate Despite Warnings from Supply Chain
Ranking Member Graves held a roundtable with T&I Republicans and stakeholders from various points in the supply chain to gain insights about the ongoing issues and challenges facing the private sector in dealing with the supply chain crisis.
Oct. 27, 2021: Raising Growing Supply Chain Concerns on Fox Business
Ranking Member Graves joined Fox Business to discuss his major concerns with the Biden administration's policies making the supply chain crisis even worse.
“Well the problem is the administration's policies. When you throw in extended unemployment benefits. When you throw in arbitrary vaccine mandates. That just creates all kinds of logistical problems for trucking companies, for transport companies, and the rail lines and everything that goes along with it. So that’s making the problem just as bad. When the president says that the private sector needs to step up, well he also needs to step up and back off some of these regulatory burdens."