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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Immediate COVID Testing Procurement Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for the immediate procurement of COVID-19 medical testing components, materials, and supplies under the Defense Production Act of 1950.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
04/23/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
04/23/2020Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/23/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (35)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39]* 04/23/2020
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34]* 04/23/2020
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 04/28/2020
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 04/28/2020
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 04/28/2020
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 05/01/2020
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 05/01/2020
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 05/01/2020
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 05/01/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Financial Services04/23/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/23/2020)

Immediate COVID Testing Procurement Act

This bill requires the President, within 24 hours of this bill's enactment, to issue purchase orders for a program of the highest national urgency (commonly known as a DX purchase order) to procure under the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA) supplies to conduct COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) medical testing nationwide.

The supplies must have received prior approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or have received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for the detection of COVID-19.

The bill waives certain DPA requirements relating to industrial resource and critical technology shortfalls and notification to Congress.