U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is leading efforts to help fix supply chains and ease shipping backlogs with the Ocean Shipping Reform Act.
Klobuchar believes Minnesotans and all Americans are paying too much for goods. She says part of the problem is international shipping companies are charging too much. These high shipping costs lead businesses to raise consumer prices.
The Ocean Shipping Reform Act will level the playing field for American exporters by making it harder for ocean carriers to unreasonably refuse goods ready to export at ports.
Sen. Klobuchar is joining forces with other state senators to build bi partisan support for the bill. The act was introduced by Klobuchar to the Senate in February.
The bill unanimously passed the Senate in March and was passed by the House of Representative on Monday. Supporters of the bill are hoping to have the legislation signed into law by President Biden this week.