Kaptur Speaks in Support of President Biden’s Order to Review U.S. Supply Chain Weaknesses

February 25, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), delivered the following statement on the House floor in support of President Joe Biden’s recent order to review U.S. supply chain weaknesses. Footage of Rep. Kaptur’s floor statement can be downloaded here.  


Kaptur statement as delivered:


“I rise to thank President Joe Biden, the first President I have ever noted, that asked for a review of America’s supply chain for manufactured goods. It grew out of his interest in the pandemic and the fact that we couldn’t supply our ventilators, our face masks, our gloves, all of the protective equipment for our healthcare workers. He is on the right track because all of that’s been outsourced. And I think one of the reasons we can’t get vaccines at the level we need is because the ingredients have been outsourced. America needs to bring back industry here. Today’s New York Times has a story: In China, an electric car maker loses money but thinks big. And I commend this story to the Biden administration and everyone who’s listening. We have to have a fair playing field globally in order to maintain manufacturing in this country because places like China play under the table. They have vehicles that lose money in the marketplace, but it is a state-run economy, and they will subsidize what they have to in order to win that market share. Congratulations, President Biden. You are on the right track.