Ocean Shipping Reform Implementation Act Advances, Marking Win for Supply Chain; John Garamendi Details
CALIFORNIA - As our entire industry looks to make pivotal advancements for our supply chain, it was recently announced that Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA)—a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee—has recently helped secure key advancements in addressing the supply chain crisis.
“I’m pleased that my legislation with Rep. Dusty Johnson to build on the progress of our Ocean Shipping Reform Act is one step closer to becoming law,” Garamendi said in a news release. “Our ‘Ocean Shipping Reform Implementation Act’ will fully support America’s exporters, address the supply chain crisis, and correct our nation’s longstanding trade imbalance with countries like China. The bill will also prohibit U.S. ports from using Chinese state-sponsored software that creates security risks and allows the Federal Maritime Commission to investigate nefarious actors in the industry to prevent improper business practices.”
Garamendi introduced the Ocean Shipping Reform Implementation Act with Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) to support American businesses and consumers as part of a Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup meeting. The Ocean Shipping Reform Implementation Act was advanced out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in preparation for a vote by the full United States House of Representatives.
According to reports from Times~Herald, the legislation passed the committee by a vote of 58 to 1.
“I’m grateful to Rep. Johnson for his continued partnership in this matter. We will continue to work tirelessly until this legislation becomes law and builds upon the successes of our Ocean Shipping Reform Act,” Garamendi continued.
Stay tuned as ANUK continues to report on our evolving supply chain and the efforts to bolster it.