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Portman: Infrastructure Bill Will Help The Supply Chain

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
John Minchillo
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Associated Press

Ohio’s Republican senator said passing the bipartisan infrastructure bill will help with the current supply chain issues.

Sen. Rob Portman said the bill invests billions of dollars in port modernization, freight rail, waterway transportation, highways, and airports, which he said will alleviate the pressure on the supply chain.

“This legislation, the infrastructure bill, directly affects what’s going on with the supply chain. It’s a crisis, and it’s time for us to act,” said Portman.

The infrastructure bill also provides investments in drinking water, the Great Lakes, and broadband expansion.

Portman said he’s disappointed that House Democrats are stopping the bill from passing in order to pass the budget reconciliation bill. Portman said he and other Republicans are unlikely to support the budget reconciliation bill because it increases taxes.

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Abigail Bottar is a junior at Kent State University. She is pursuing a major in political science with a concentration in American politics and minors in history and women's studies. Additionally, Abigail is starting her second semester copy editing for The Burr.