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Joe Biden Vlog: Supply Chains and the Holidays - November 9, 2021

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Joe Biden

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I know a lot of Americans are worried whether or not there's going to be enough stock on the shelves for Thanksgiving and for Christmas, where they can be able to get what you need, because there's a -- was a short supply last year, because of COVID and a range of other things. But you know, I just got off the phone with the largest retailers in America, and here's what they came up with. 1

Joe Biden

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They all told me that things are really moving along. One of the things I did several months ago was speed up the operation on the ports on the West Coast that have 40 percent of all the goods that come through the Pacific Ocean, and we've moved a -- way, way along in terms of getting more products in and letting people know that they're going to be available We've also moved how to get them from the ports to the stores, from the stores to your doors, and the bottom line is: all the folks I spoke with, not just the East Coast, but the West Coast, they just all are confident that things are going to be much different -- Thanksgiving -- and a much different Christmas this year, and so the expectation is it's not going to be like this time last year. 2

Joe Biden

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00:01:02-00:01:26 (24 sec)
You're going to be able to get to the store, get to your place, get to the outlets you're looking, for get the products, you need the gifts, you want -- that's what we've been working on, and that's why, when I passed this thing called the infrastructure bill -- that has a lot of money in it to improve our ports, improve our highways, improve our transportation systems, bring down costs and also create good jobs. 3

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So that's what this is all about: getting back to normal, getting back to a place where we lead the world again in our infrastructure, and we lead the world again in having it continuing to be the fastest growing economy in the world. 4