Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Sunday that supply chain issues will continue into 2022. But he says that the inevitable can be alleviated with both short term and long term steps taken by approving Biden’s infrastructure bill.
“Part of what’s happening isn’t just the supply side, it’s the demand side. Demand is off the charts,” Buttegeig told CNN. “This is one more example of why we need to pass the infrastructure bill. There are $17 billion in the President’s infrastructure plan for ports alone and we need to deal with these long-term issues that have made us vulnerable to these kinds of bottlenecks when there are demand fluctuations, shocks and disruptions like the ones that have been caused by the pandemic.”