U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis speaks out about supply chain issues.

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 10:05 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -Supply chain issues have been an ever-increasing problem for the former and current Biden administration over the last 2 years.

As barges with supplies sit at ports, store shelves continue to grow thin.

“My office will keep pushing the Biden white house and the department of transportation to roll up their sleeve and re-double their efforts to address these issues because the effect on everyday americans is pretty significant,” said U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis.

Lummis has proposed to the administration to allow commercial trucks aged 18 to 21 to cross state lines with transported goods to store.

Also, to park unloaded containers for pick up, on federal ports, to send barges back for reloading quicker.

But the backlog and shortage have impacted inflation.

And according to Lummis, inflation hasn’t been this high since 1981, and the effects are long-term.

“There’s so many factors that are effecting prices and the fact that there’s been no alleviation of the blockages in the supply chain also effects inflation,” said U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis.

Lummis spoke before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports on the delays.

We’ll keep you updated as this issue develops.

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