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Congressional Leaders Urge the President to take Action on Ports Dispute

Dear Mr. President:
We write today to urge you to act quickly to ensure our nation's ports remain open to commerce. The ongoing labor dispute at our West Coast ports has disrupted our nation's transportation network, supply chain, and, most significantly, our broader economy.
Unfortunately, the dispute has already had a substantial negative impact on the movement of goods throughout the nation, and the effects continue to grow as each day passes without a resolution. As an increasing number of ships idle offshore, waiting to be loaded and unloaded, consumers and businesses across the country face empty shelves, agricultural producers lose access to international markets, and manufacturers struggle to find needed inputs.

To read the full letter to President Obama, click here.

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