Trump Issues Order Under Defense Production Act

Along with declaring that a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordering Federal assistance to supplement Commonwealth, President Trump announced on Thursday April 2, 2020 that he has issued an order under the Defense Production Act that will more fully ensure that domestic manufacturers can ventilators needed to save American lives.

Trump said, “ My order to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Homeland Security will help domestic manufacturers like General Electric, Hill-Rom, Medtronic, ResMed, Royal Philips, and Vyaire Medical secure the supplies they need to build ventilators needed to defeat the virus.”

“I am grateful to these and other domestic manufacturers for ramping up their production of ventilators during this difficult time.” Trump added, “Today’s order will save lives by removing obstacles in the supply chain that threaten the rapid production of ventilators.”

 

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