A bipartisan bill to help fix supply chains and ease shipping backlogs is one step closer to becoming law after passing in the Senate by a voice vote.

“These international shipping conglomerates have been ripping off American farmers, manufacturers and consumers by charging sometimes four times what they used to charge for shipping. There’s no excuse for it because they’ve made seven times the profit from one year to the next.”

Senator Amy Klobuchar says the bill will help American exporters get their goods to market in a timely manner for a fair price and help level the playing field for American manufacturers and consumers. A similar bill already passed in the House.