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President Biden on Wednesday vowed to call out companies that don't step up and address the global supply chain bottlenecks, urging support from the whole private sector.
President Biden Joe BidenHouse votes to raise debt ceiling On The Money — House kicks debt ceiling standoff to December Overnight Health Care — Presented by The National Council for Mental Wellbeing — Progressives: Medicare benefit expansions 'not negotiable' MORE on Wednesday vowed to call out companies that don't step up and address the global supply chain bottlenecks, urging support from the whole private sector.

"If the private sector doesn't step up, we're going to call them out and ask them to act," the president said in remarks at the White House.

The White House announced on Wednesday that Walmart, FedEx and UPS will move to working 24 hours a day, seven days a week and that the Port of Los Angeles will also move into 24/7 service.

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"I want to be clear, this is an across-the-board commitment to going to 24/7. This is a big first step in speeding up the movement of materials and goods through our supply chain but now we need the rest of the private sector chain to step up as well," Biden said.

He met with stakeholders before his remarks, including leaders from corporations, labor unions, and trade associations.

"All of these goods won't move by themselves. For the positive impact to be felt all across the country and by all of you at home, we need major retailers who ordered the goods and the freight movers who take the goods from the ships to factories and to…
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