Supply Chain Caucus Relaunch Boosts Momentum for Advancing Policy Solutions
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Consumer Brands Association released the following statement on the relaunch of the bipartisan Congressional Supply Chain Caucus for the 118th Congress from vice president of supply chain, Tom Madrecki:
“Consumer Brands looks forward to partnering with the Congressional Supply Chain Caucus to build upon the progress being made to strengthen our supply chains through policy solutions that complement ongoing industry investments to enhance resiliency.
“Since the pandemic placed unprecedented strain on our supply chains, we’ve continued facing challenges that threaten consumer access to the essential products they rely on, including extreme weather, geopolitical events and export bans. We plan to remain constantly engaged with the congressional leaders on the Caucus as new opportunities emerge to advance the critical supply chain solutions we still need to best position ourselves against future disruptions.”
The Congressional Supply Chain Caucus was originally launched in 2020 when the pandemic exposed the need for policy solutions to address the global supply chain crisis. The Caucus will build upon efforts to bolster supply chain resiliency, including funding recently allocated for the Department of Transportation’s new Multimodal Freight Office and the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration and Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Consumer Brands will work closely with the Caucus to advance priorities it has long advocated for to overhaul America’s supply chain policies, including Rep. Dusty Johnson’s (R-S.D.) recently introduced SHIP IT Act that aims to boost trucking capacity, improve efficiency and keep costs down for consumers.
What Supply Chain Caucus Members Are Saying:
“Every American consumer and business has been impacted by the ongoing global supply chain crisis. Time is money. Groceries have become the most expensive ever, infrastructure projects have fallen behind schedule and American industries are struggling to keep up with delays and increased costs of moving goods through the supply chain. There are a wide range of factors that led to these supply chain disruptions, and I’m proud to join my colleagues in relaunching this bipartisan caucus to craft commonsense policy solutions to improve the supply chain delivery system.” – Rep. David Rouzer (R-N.C.)
“Our supply chains aren’t just about ensuring our economy is productive, but as we learned during the pandemic, supply chain disruptions directly impact families in Texas and across America. That’s why the work of this Caucus is so important. Congress must work together in a bipartisan way to strengthen our supply chains so that we can lower costs, create jobs and compete on the global stage. I am proud to help lead this Caucus to do just that.” – Rep. Collin Allred (D-Texas).
“Supply chain problems are still plaguing producers, manufacturers, and consumers across America. There’s work to be done to smooth out our supply chains to ensure their functioning from manufacturing facilities to grocery stores to your doorstep. I’m proud to join the bipartisan Congressional Supply Chain Caucus, and to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to tackle these ongoing issues. Let’s get to work.” – Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.)
“By strengthening and stabilizing American supply chains, we can lower costs for Minnesota families and family farmers, get products to shelves faster and address the vulnerabilities that so often lead to bottlenecks and higher prices at the grocery store. I’m proud to lead the relaunch of the bipartisan Congressional Supply Chain Caucus – and am looking forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to improve our domestic supply chains and lower costs for hardworking Minnesotans.” – Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn.)
The Consumer Brands Association champions the industry whose products Americans depend on every day, representing nearly 2,000 iconic brands. From household and personal care to food and beverage products, the consumer packaged goods industry plays a vital role in powering the U.S. economy, contributing $2 trillion to U.S. GDP and supporting more than 20 million American jobs.
Published on February 1, 2023
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