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Politics Trump triggers Defense Production Act in coronavirus fight

18:30  20 march  2020
18:30  20 march  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Why is Donald Trump fighting China rather than the coronavirus ? The novel coronavirus is our common enemy. We need coordination and President Trump on Wednesday invoked the Defense Production Act , a set of emergency powers that will give the federal government the ability to ramp

Pelosi demands Trump authorize production of critical supplies to fight coronavirus . House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., implored President Donald President Trump announced on Wednesday that he will be invoking the Defense Production Act in an effort to help the private sector ramp-up

President Trump said he will trigger emergency war powers to accelerate the production of medical supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Nurses at a drive-up coronavirus testing station set up by the University of Washington Medical Center talk to a person arriving to be tested as they sit in a car Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle. UW Medicine is conducting drive-thru testing in a hospital parking garage and has screened hundreds of staff members, faculty and trainees for COVID-19. U.S. hospitals are setting up triage tents, calling doctors out of retirement, guarding their supplies of face masks and making plans to cancel elective surgery as they brace for an expected onslaught of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) © ASSOCIATED PRESS Nurses at a drive-up coronavirus testing station set up by the University of Washington Medical Center talk to a person arriving to be tested as they sit in a car Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle. UW Medicine is conducting drive-thru testing in a hospital parking garage and has screened hundreds of staff members, faculty and trainees for COVID-19. U.S. hospitals are setting up triage tents, calling doctors out of retirement, guarding their supplies of face masks and making plans to cancel elective surgery as they brace for an expected onslaught of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Trump also announced that two hospital ships would be deployed to house coronavirus patients, one moored in New York and another on the west coast. The Empire state has the biggest number of cases so far. Though Trump did not state what kind of equipment the Defense Production Act will be used

Invoking the Defense Production Act could have far-reaching consequences for any American company making hardware or devices, since the powers it grants are so broad in terms of what they allow the President to do in order to prioritize production of anything that could provide some kind of

Trump told Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) he would use the Defense Production Act in a phone call this morning, according to Schumer's office.

Trump at a news conference after the Schumer call said he was putting the act to use.

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