June 30, 2020

Manchin Leads NDAA Amendment To Increase National Production Of Testing Supplies, PPE

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (NDAA) that would require the Administration to utilize the full authority and power of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to increase nation-wide production of the testing supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), and medical equipment needed across the nation to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in West Virginia and across the nation, we must ensure our healthcare providers and front line workers have the medical equipment, PPE, and testing supplies they require to take care of the West Virginians affected by this virus. This amendment will require President Trump to use the DPA to increase production of the essential supplies needed to fight this pandemic and care for our neighbors, friends, and family. The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and it is far past time for the DPA to be utilized to provide our healthcare workers with the support they need,” said Senator Manchin.

The full amendment is available here.