Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., ramped up calls for shifting supply chains for many goods that are made in China back to the U.S. in a post-coronavirus economic recovery plan she released Tuesday — an issue that many Republican lawmakers, including Loeffler herself, have highlighted in recent weeks.
Loeffler’s plan, first obtained by Fox News, is called the USA Restoring & Igniting the Strength of our Economy (USA RISE), and among many topics addresses American reliance on Chinese supplies, saying the “U.S. must break its dependency on China and reinvest in our domestic manufacturing capacity.” Loeffler is a member of President Trump’s council of lawmakers advising his administration on reopening the U.S. economy, as is every Republican senator except for Sen. Mitt Romney.
“As a member of the U.S. Senate and of President Trump’s Opening Up America Again Congressional Group, I am dedicating my decades of business experience to helping address our country’s economic recovery from this global pandemic,” Loeffler says in a summary of the plan. “The USA Rise Plan offers a basic framework for a dialogue about America’s return to growth, and to limit any further spending to specific areas targeted at strengthening our country.”