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Biden to meet with ports, labor on supply chain bottlenecks

October 12, 2021


President Joe Biden plans to meet with leadership at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) on Wednesday to discuss supply chain challenges “and actions each partner can take to address these delays,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed.

“One of the challenges we’re having is the delay of goods getting through to our ports — that’s one of the bottlenecks in the supply chain,” Psaki said at a press conference on Tuesday. “The supply chain bottlenecks range from industry to industry, but addressing those bottlenecks at ports can help address what we see in many industries across the country,” which is leading to earlier-than-usual ordering of goods ahead of the holidays, she said.

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