Implementing Supply Chain Resiliency

July 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Implementing Supply Chain Resiliency” at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021.  The Department of Commerce (DOC) has an increasingly important role in ensuring the resiliency of the nation’s critical supply chains.  These responsibilities stem from directives found in the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act, Biden Executive Order 14017 and its 100-day supply chain review, and potentially from the United States Innovation and Competition Act.  The hearing will inform Committee oversight as DOC executes these responsibilities, highlighting critical supply chains such as in the aerospace and semiconductor sectors.


  • Dr. Gary Gereffi, Founding Director of the Duke Global Value Chains Center
  • Dr. James Lewis, Senior Vice President and Director, Strategic Technologies Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Dr. Dario Gil, Senior Vice President and Director, IBM Research
  • Mr. William “Lex” Taylor III, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Taylor Group
  • Mr. Richard Aboulafia, Vice President of Analysis, Teal Group
  • Mr. John Miller, Senior Vice President of Policy and General Counsel, Information Technology Industry Council


Hearing Details: 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

10:30 a.m. EDT 

Full Committee (Hybrid)



This hearing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building 253. Opening statements and a live video of the hearing will be available on


Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream. Social distancing is now lifted for vaccinated members of the press who wish to attend. 




Majority Statement

  • Chair Maria Cantwell

Minority Statement

  • Ranking Member Roger Wicker

Witness Panel 1