A new bipartisan bill introduced by lawmakers Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D., Calif.) could be a game-changer for the United States’ supply chain and manufacturing industry. The National Development Strategy and Coordination Act of 2022 aim to identify and resolve any weaknesses in the country’s supply chain that could put national security at risk and hinder the growth of domestic manufacturing. 

The 18-page proposal seeks to strengthen domestic manufacturing by reducing reliance on other countries and addressing long-term and immediate supply chain shortages. This is a crucial step in ensuring that the United States can effectively meet its people’s and industries’ needs while maintaining a strong and resilient economy. 
While other lawmakers have not yet signed the bill, many have previously voiced their concerns about critical shortages and supply chain hurdles and have called on Congress to take action. If passed, this bill could be a significant step towards securing the future of American manufacturing and protecting the country’s national interests.
“For decades, we watched as American industry went offshore, and we basically offered a Band-Aid to communities,” Mr. Khanna said in an interview. 
“If we want to be a strong nation, we have to rebuild and invest in critical industries at home,” Mr. Rubio said. He said the bill would create “the road map, using existing tools within our government, to focus on and invest in things that actually matter.”