AAM Statement: President Joe Biden Invokes the Defense Production Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to speed up the process of manufacturing more personal protection equipment (PPE) and medical supplies. 

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said:

“Countless American manufacturers and workers stepped up when COVID-19 hit by switching their production lines to make desperately needed PPE and other critical supplies. But their efforts only went so far because the previous administration failed to adequately use the Defense Production Act and enact a coordinated response to the pandemic. As a result, we’re still seeing PPE shortages. 

“I’m heartened to see President Joe Biden move to use the DPA, on his first full day in office, to address the gaps. It’s time to secure our supply chain and create a strong manufacturing base right here in the United States so we can better respond to the next crisis. I know American workers and manufacturers are ready and willing to step up to the plate.”

Scott Paul is available for interviews.