Senator Rick Scott is calling on Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to testify before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, according to a Thursday report.
'We're well over a year into this, and I'm concerned that the Biden administration seems more focused on pushing Congress to massively expand the federal bureaucracy rather than using their existing authorities to help American businesses and consumers get back to normal,' the Senate Transportation Committee member added.
Representative Kevin Brady, ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee, added that the administration's actions finally addressing these issues is 'months late and more than a dollar short'.
He claimed the White House has been in 'denial' related to supply chain problems.
'We've heard a lot of talk and a lot of formation of task forces but nothing concrete to address this,' the Texas Republican said.
'My first advice to Secretary Buttigieg is stop making it worse and tackle the real issues,' Brady said, accusing Biden's team of making labor shortage issues worse by implementing a vaccine mandate for companies with more than 100 employees.
Meanwhile, Politico on Thursday revealed Buttigieg has been on paternity leave since August.