Consortium Releases Supply Chain ‘Road Map’ for US Offshore Wind Development
Renewable Energy
Consortium Releases Supply Chain ‘Road Map’ for US Offshore Wind Development
2023-01-23 17:15:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. is going to fulfill President Biden’s goal of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, the government, industry stakeholders and investors will need to aggressively focus on the development of a domestic supply... Read More

Report Outlines Challenges to Electrifying US Truck Fleet
Transportation
Report Outlines Challenges to Electrifying US Truck Fleet
2022-12-12 18:09:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Electrification of all vehicles in the U.S. would use about 40% of the electricity currently being generated across the country, with the domestic long-haul trucking industry accounting for about 10% of that energy use, according to a new... Read More

Congress Wants Charity for Ukraine Directed in an Effective Supply Line
Congress
Congress Wants Charity for Ukraine Directed in an Effective Supply Line
2022-12-07 22:44:29
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Donations of humanitarian aid and military equipment keep pouring into Ukraine from throughout the world but now the challenge is to make sure it’s being distributed effectively, according to lawmakers at a congressional hearing Wednesday. Private donors have... Read More

Charleston, SC, Now Boasts East Coast’s Deepest Harbor
Infrastructure
Charleston, SC, Now Boasts East Coast’s Deepest Harbor
2022-12-06 00:22:09
by Dan McCue

CHARLESTON, S.C. — With the successful completion of a $580 million harbor-deepening project, Charleston Harbor is now the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast at 52 feet. The new depth means the biggest cargo ships currently in service can... Read More

Railroad Unions Reject Labor Contract in a Potential Blow to US Economy
Labor
Railroad Unions Reject Labor Contract in a Potential Blow to US Economy
2022-11-21 22:36:43
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Railroad unions that rejected a proposed labor contract on Monday are threatening the nation’s economy as the Christmas season approaches. The “no” vote by the unions sets the stage for a strike as soon as Dec. 9, unless... Read More

Biden Signs Long-Awaited CHIPS Bill Into Law
White House
Biden Signs Long-Awaited CHIPS Bill Into Law
2022-08-09 18:34:26
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden Tuesday signed the long-awaited CHIPS bill investing $280 billion in tech manufacturing. The bill seeks to subsidize the domestic production of semiconductor chips — the electronic circuit boards found in nearly every tech product from... Read More

Copper Shortage Could Stymie Net-Zero Energy Goals
Manufacturing
Copper Shortage Could Stymie Net-Zero Energy Goals
2022-07-22 14:45:46
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — A shortage of one essential material could curtail America’s transition to new sources of clean energy according to a new report from S&P Global. The world’s copper supply is unlikely to be able to meet demand for all... Read More

US, 17 Other Countries Agree to Mount Joint Response to Supply Chain Issues
Trade
US, 17 Other Countries Agree to Mount Joint Response to Supply Chain Issues
2022-07-20 20:31:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The United States and 17 of the world’s leading economies have agreed to work together on “crisis response” to alleviate ongoing disruptions and bottlenecks in the global supply chain while also addressing longer term resilience challenges that threaten... Read More

Bank Economists Foresee Economic Soft Landing, But Concerns Linger
Economy
Bank Economists Foresee Economic Soft Landing, But Concerns Linger
2022-06-03 17:25:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A panel of the nation’s top bank economists sees the U.S. economy continuing to expand through 2024, though at a slower pace than its long-term potential. Perhaps of even greater interest to U.S. consumers at the moment, the... Read More

White House Accelerates Response to Baby Formula Shortage
White House
White House Accelerates Response to Baby Formula Shortage
2022-05-12 23:09:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday directed his administration to “work urgently” to respond to the major baby formula shortage that has forced families across the United States to rely on others with leftover supplies to swap or sell... Read More

Energy Department Allocating $3.1B to Support Battery Supply Chain
Renewable Energy
Energy Department Allocating $3.1B to Support Battery Supply Chain
2022-05-02 18:08:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is making $3.1 billion in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law available to manufacturers and other commercial entities involved in making, retrofitting and recycling lithium-ion batteries.  The investment is part of the Biden... Read More

Lawmakers Told US Needs Secure Supply Chain for Electric Vehicle Market
Congress
Lawmakers Told US Needs Secure Supply Chain for Electric Vehicle Market
2022-04-21 21:13:29
by Tom Ramstack

WOODRIDGE, Ill. — U.S. policy on alternative fuel vehicles is at a turning point in the transition away from gasoline-powered engines, according to witnesses at a congressional hearing Thursday. Delays in securing the metals and minerals to manufacture rechargeable electric... Read More

Congress Seeks Compromise to Boost Computer Chip Industry
Congress
Congress Seeks Compromise to Boost Computer Chip Industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and other modern-day necessities, so Congress is looking to boost chip manufacturing and research in the United States with billions of... Read More

White House Sees Progress on Securing Critical Mineral Supply Chains
White House
White House Sees Progress on Securing Critical Mineral Supply Chains
2022-02-23 15:38:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that progress is being made on securing critical mineral supply chains, moves the administration says will power clean energy manufacturing and create good-paying jobs. Last year, Biden signed an executive order intended to... Read More

A Key Inflation Gauge Rose 5.8% in 2021, Most in 39 Years
Economy
A Key Inflation Gauge Rose 5.8% in 2021, Most in 39 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of prices that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve rose 5.8% last year, the sharpest increase since 1982, as brisk consumer spending collided with snarled supply chains to raise the costs of food, furniture,... Read More

House Democrats Release Mammoth Plan for Boosting Competition With China
Congress
House Democrats Release Mammoth Plan for Boosting Competition With China
2022-01-26 19:09:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Democrats late Tuesday night released the America COMPETES Act, a mammoth, 2,912-page bill aimed at boosting high tech research and ending, once and for all, the semiconductor crisis that has caused rippling supply chain disruptions and put... Read More

Buttigieg Doles Out $241M to US Ports to Boost Supply Chain
In The News
Buttigieg Doles Out $241M to US Ports to Boost Supply Chain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is awarding more than $241 million in grants to bolster U.S. ports, part of the Biden administration's near-term plan to address America's clogged supply chain with infrastructure improvements to speed the flow of goods. The transportation money... Read More

‘We have stock’: Smaller Stores Aim for Last-Minute Shoppers
Business
'We have stock': Smaller Stores Aim for Last-Minute Shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) — After a wearying nearly two years of the pandemic, independent retailers are cautiously hoping their holiday seasons will be bright, despite the challenges this year ranging from supply chain snags to shortages of hot holiday items.... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Shares Supply Chain Hurdles, Solutions During Roundtable
Trade
Blue Dog Coalition Shares Supply Chain Hurdles, Solutions During Roundtable
2021-12-16 13:09:00
by Reece Nations

SAN ANTONIO — Members of the Blue Dog Coalition hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on Wednesday over impediments to the national supply chain as well as what’s being done to solve them. The discussion featured input from Gene Seroka, executive... Read More

New Dems Urge Swift Action on Supply Chain Crisis
Trade
New Dems Urge Swift Action on Supply Chain Crisis
2021-12-14 21:29:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Congress must take swift and decisive action to shore up the nation’s supply chains if it wants to keep creating jobs and ensure America leads the global economy, the New Democrat Coalition said Tuesday. Specifically, the largest ideological... Read More

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Strengthening Shipping Supply Chain
Trade
House Passes Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Strengthening Shipping Supply Chain
2021-12-09 16:32:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —The House on Wednesday night overwhelmingly endorsed a bipartisan bill intended to strengthen ocean supply chains that have been racked by bottlenecks since last summer. The Ocean Shipping Reform Act, introduced by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., in August just... Read More

Holiday Sales Could Be Higher Than Expected Despite Supply Chain, Inflation Woes
Economy
Holiday Sales Could Be Higher Than Expected Despite Supply Chain, Inflation Woes
2021-12-03 20:08:46
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Holiday shopping appears to be on track to beat out the National Retail Federation’s spending forecast in spite of continued supply chain impediments, rising inflation and the omicron variant. Holiday retail sales for November and December are now... Read More

Problem Solvers, Senators Renew Call for Fully Funding CHIPS Act
National Security
Problem Solvers, Senators Renew Call for Fully Funding CHIPS Act
2021-11-24 15:54:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Before leaving town for Thanksgiving, Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, joined members of the Problem Solvers Caucus to call for fully funding the CHIPS for America Act, an initiative intended to increase semiconductor production in... Read More

Future of Supply Chain, Analytics
In The News
Future of Supply Chain, Analytics
2021-11-15 21:46:25
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON — Transparency is imperative as the world navigates a pandemic-induced supply chain disruption and works to improve its resiliency, according to a panel of experts at Monday’s Hudson Institute event.  In the U.S. military’s “biggest modernization effort since World... Read More

White House Rolls Out Multibillion-Dollar Plan to Fix Aging Ports, Ease Bottlenecks
Infrastructure
White House Rolls Out Multibillion-Dollar Plan to Fix Aging Ports, Ease Bottlenecks
2021-11-09 22:34:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — The White House outlined an ambitious multibillion dollar plan on Tuesday to dramatically upgrade the nation’s aging ports and relieve the bottlenecks that have plagued the nation’s critical supply chains since early summer. The actions announced during a... Read More

Bordeaux Leading Bipartisan Effort to Make Supply Chain More Resilient
Trade
Bordeaux Leading Bipartisan Effort to Make Supply Chain More Resilient
2021-11-01 13:18:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It’s easy to dip one’s toe into the 24-hour news cycle and suppose the breakdown of the nation’s supply chain for incoming and outgoing goods is a west coast phenomena. The truth is, the backlogs have impacted ports... Read More

AMP Issues Supply Chain Letter to DOT Secretary Buttigieg
Transportation
AMP Issues Supply Chain Letter to DOT Secretary Buttigieg
2021-10-26 17:08:36
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — The American Maritime Partnership publicly released a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg underscoring the continued reliability of America’s domestic maritime services despite the current supply chain crisis.  In a press release AMP stated, American... Read More

Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Again Target Global Supply Chain
In The News
Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Again Target Global Supply Chain
2021-10-26 12:57:35
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Microsoft announced Monday that the same hackers who tapped into U.S. government computers in the 2020 SolarWinds cyberattack continue to attack the global supply chain but with a slightly revamped strategy. This time, the Russia-backed group Microsoft calls... Read More

Congress Tries to Intervene In Supply Chain Disruptions
Economy
Congress Tries to Intervene In Supply Chain Disruptions
2021-10-20 21:25:22
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- While economists warned about disruptions to the U.S. supply chain, Chuck Fowke told a congressional panel Wednesday about countertops. “If you can’t get the cabinets, you can’t put the countertops on,” Fowke said as he testified on behalf... Read More

Report: Offshore Wind Supply Chain Worth $109B Over 10 Years
Energy
Report: Offshore Wind Supply Chain Worth $109B Over 10 Years

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A group studying the economics of offshore wind energy in the U.S. says building and operating the nascent industry will be worth $109 billion to businesses in its supply chain over the next 10 years.... Read More

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