November 15, 2021

Chair DeFazio Announces Hearing to Examine North American Supply Chain Challenges

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the full committee will hold a hearing titled, “Industry and Labor Perspectives: A Further Look at North American Supply Chain Challenges.”

In announcing this hearing, Chair DeFazio said: “Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, our economy continues to grapple with costly disruptions. Since the start of the pandemic, a perfect storm of increased online commerce, factory shutdowns due to COVID-19, and a strained workforce has exposed gaps in the supply chain and port capacity across the country and worldwide. In response, the Biden administration has taken steps to address this crisis through executive order, by creating a task force on supply chain disruptions, recently releasing a ports and waterways action plan, and pushing Congress to approve additional funding for ports. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes $2.25 billion to upgrade our nation’s port infrastructure. In addition, Congress continues to work toward passing the president’s full Build Back Better agenda, which is expected to provide additional funding to alleviate port congestion and increase supply chain resiliency. I look forward to hearing from our witnesses on how Congress can do more to address this problem and help protect the hard-working men and women who are helping to keep goods moving and our economy running.”

Members will appear by videoconference or in person in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Additional details, including written testimony and a livestream, can be found here once available. The hearing will be livestreamed through the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s YouTube page.



The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing on: 

“Industry and Labor Perspectives: A Further Look at North American Supply Chain Challenges”

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

10:30 a.m. EST 

2167 Rayburn House Office Building and virtually