Task force to address U.S. supply-chain disruptions
8 Jun 2021
The Biden-Harris administration today announced it will form a task force and take other steps to address supply-chain challenges to the nation's economic recovery.
Led by the secretaries of commerce, transportation and agriculture, the Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force will focus on areas where a mismatch between supply and demand has been evident: homebuilding and construction, semiconductors, transportation, and agriculture and food, White House officials said in a fact sheet.
The task force will be created in response to a report stemming from a 100-day review of critical U.S. supply chains. In February, President Joe Biden issued an executive order to review the nation's supply chains to identify risks, address vulnerabilities and develop a strategy to promote resilience, according to the report's executive summary.