Pete Buttgieg: ‘We Are Relying on Supply Chains That Were Built Generations Ago’

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan would help improve issues in global supply chains that have slowed the global economic recovery from the pandemic.

“We are relying on supply chains that were built generations ago. It’s one of the reasons why this entire year we have been talking about and working on infrastructure and are eager to see Congress to act to get this infrastructure deal through,” Buttigieg told CNN’s Brianna Keilar on “New Day.”

Biden’s infrastructure bill remains stalled in Congress because of divisions within the Democratic Party about the size and the scope of a package. Progressive Democrats refused to move forward on infrastructure until Congress establishes a framework for the $3.5 trillion bill, which also focuses on climate change, healthcare, and education. 

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