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April 6, 2020

President Trump Invokes Defense Production Act For Ventilators, Masks

As Reuters reports, President Donald Trump has invoked the relevant provision of the Defense Production Act (DPA), and move that will allow the federal government to prioritize federal contracts over other contracts for N95, N99, N100, R95, R99, R100, P95, P99 and P100 respirators/masks, personal protective equipment (PPE) surgical masks, and PPE gloves and surgical gloves. The president delegated the authority to implement this provision to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.