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Feds Announce 'Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force'

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June 9, 2021—The Biden administration yesterday announced it was creating a "Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force" alongside other actions in response to recent supply chain issues laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Detroit News reports the task force and more is coming out of the administration's 100-day review of critical supply chains, which was ordered by the president. The task force will be led by the secretaries of commerce, transportation, and agriculture, the story says, and will focus on, among other things, semiconductors and transportation.

"The administration said it also will 'immediately' take steps aimed at securing a domestic supply chain for advanced batteries, invest in the production and processing of critical minerals, and team up with industry stakeholders and allies to address semiconductor shortages, among other moves," the Detroit News story says.

More on the federal push to shore up battery supply chains can be found in this U.S. Department of Energy release.

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