Washington, D.C. - Monday, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act was signed into law. Many of the adopted amendments include key provisions of Congresswoman Fischbach's SHIP IT Act, which she introduced in March of this year. These provisions include authorizing the Coast Guard to expedite certain documents required to work at major ports, provisions supporting the usage of inland port infrastructure, and a report that details the technological competitiveness of U.S. ports compared with those of peer nations.  

"People across the country are struggling with supply chain issues with no end in sight. This has contributed to the record inflation we're facing," said Rep. Fischbach"My provisions included in this bill will help ease tensions and get goods onto shelves."

On Monday, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Senate amended Ocean Shipping Reform Act. It is now on President Biden's desk to be signed into law.