U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Supply Chain Bills

by Carolyn Mathas

Legislation sponsored by Reps. Jim Banks and Rosa DeLauro—the Strategic Homeland Investment in Economic and Logistical Defense (SHIELD) Act—would establish an Office of Economic and Security Preparedness and Resilience. The legislation is designed to strengthen operations along domestic supply chains.

The Shield effort would determine requirements, set priorities, and coordinate efforts among federal agencies and industry to map, monitor, and analyze supply chains critical to the United States’ national security.

The measure would pave the way for policies meant to enhance resilience along supply chains and prioritize security for domestic production sectors, minimizing China’s role in domestic supply chain operations.

Legislation backed by House Republicans wants to establish a supply chain resiliency program within the Department of Commerce. Sponsored by Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), the legislation encourages the development and competitiveness of U.S. productive capacities and manufacturing in the U.S.

Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee, led by Rep. Frank Pallone, have proposed similar legislation. Their Supply CHAINS Act would establish standards for companies to identify and address supply chain vulnerabilities.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy