[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 56 (Wednesday, March 30, 2022)]
[House]
[Page H4002]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                        SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE

  (Ms. BOURDEAUX asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  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.

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