Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing and Securing Supply Chains

Today, on the one-year anniversary of President Biden signing Executive Order (E.O.) 14017, the White House released the capstone report – Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains: A Year of Action and Progress. This new report provides a review of key actions the Biden-Harris Administration has taken over the past year in the effort to reduce the vulnerability of U.S. supply chains and revitalize manufacturing.

In line with E.O. 14017’s call for an ‘all-of-government approach to assessing vulnerabilities in – and strengthening the resilience of – the United States’ critical supply chains’, several agencies concurrently released reports “identifying key weaknesses in some of the nation’s most crucial supply chains, and devising multi-year strategies to address those weaknesses.”

The reports released today include assessments of and strategies to strengthen supply chains for six key industrial sectors: the energy industrial base,  by the Department of Energy (DOE); the transportation industrial base, by the Department of Transportation (DOT); the production and distribution of agricultural commodities and food products,  by the Department of Agriculture (USDA); the public health and biological preparedness industrial base, by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industrial base,  prepared jointly by the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); and the defense industrial base, by the Department of Defense (DOD).

Based on these new reports’ recommendations, the Biden-Harris Administration announced several concrete actions it will take over the next year to “build long-term resilience across critical supply chains and formally institutionalize supply chain resilience throughout the Federal government.” The actions listed include:

  • Proposing a new domestic manufacturing initiative through the Export-Import Bank to strengthen U.S. manufacturing exports.
  • Expanding access to capital for small manufacturers.
  • Advancing the technological leadership of both small and large manufacturers.
  • Leveraging the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to move critical goods from ships to shelves faster and more affordably.
  • Investing in sustainable domestic production and processing of critical minerals.
  • Leveraging the American Rescue Plan to jumpstart a more competitive, innovative, and resilient meat and poultry supply chain.
  • Bolstering the American manufacturing of critical goods through new reforms under the Buy American Act.
  • Fully establishing a Defense Production Act Investment Program to build and expand the health resources industrial base.
  • Bolstering clean energy manufacturing through implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
  • Restoring U.S. global leadership on supply chains.


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