FIRST ON FOX: House Oversight Committee Republicans sent a letter to President Biden’s Port Envoy John Porcari Thursday afternoon urging the Biden administration to address and find solutions for the “ongoing supply chain crisis” in the United States.
The letter, which is signed by all of the Republican members of the House Oversight Committee, said the disruptions in the supply chains were supposed to be “temporary,” but noted that “labor shortages and growing backlogs” were making it more likely that these issues would continue into 2022, delaying a long list of necessary goods for Americans.
“Meanwhile, the Biden Administration appears unwilling to recognize the growing supply chain crisis,” the letter reads. “Instead, the Vice President is advising parents to buy Christmas gifts early—something much easier for those workers not awaiting a Christmas bonus—and blaming climate change.”
The House Oversight Republicans said that over the course of less than three weeks the number of container ships anchored off the coast of California climbed from 40 on Sept. 1 to a “record-breaking” 73 ships days later, adding that some of the “vessels” have been sitting for more than two weeks