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U.S. Retail Lobby Sends S.O.S. to Congress on Supply-Chain Chaos

  • Passing $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will boost logistics
  • Updating trucking regulations, Shipping Act will ease shortage
Port Of Los Angeles To Operate Around The Clock To Ease Cargo Logjams
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The U.S.’s biggest retail lobby asked Congress to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package as well as update shipping and trucking laws to ease a supply-chain crisis that’s raising prices and causing shortages. 

Lawmakers “can help retailers keep store shelves stocked and address some of the issues plaguing supply chains by acting on a few pieces of critical legislation,” the National Retail Federation -- which represents vendors from mom-and-pop stores through the big-box chain behemoths -- said in a blog Tuesday.