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Rep. Young Kim Supports Ocean Shipping Reform Act

Washington, DC – Today, the House passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (H.R. 4996), which would ensure the Federal Maritime Commission supports U.S. exports, promotes reciprocal trade practices and establishes fair practices for carriers.

Congresswoman Kim is a cosponsor of this bipartisan bill that would help address the supply chain crisis caused in part by container ship bottlenecks at the San Pedro Port Complex in Southern California.

“Ship bottlenecks at the San Pedro Port Complex in Southern California continue to cause supply chain disruptions that are raising prices for workers, families and small businesses and hurting U.S. manufacturers and others exporting goods overseas. We must take concrete steps to update our shipping laws,” said Congresswoman Kim. “I’m proud to cosponsor the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act to promote fair, reciprocal trade practices to address our supply chain backlog and support small businesses, farmers and manufacturers.”

Congresswoman Kim spoke in support of H.R. 4996 on the House floor. Watch here.

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