All Information (Except Text) for S.4578 - Make PPE in America Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 09/15/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/15/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions)|
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|09/15/2020||Introduced in Senate|
09/15/2020 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|09/15/2020||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.|
Action By: Senate
09/15/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
|Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]*||09/15/2020|
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|Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs||09/15/2020||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Buy American requirements
- Cardiovascular and respiratory health
- Congressional oversight
- Emergency medical services and trauma care
- Health promotion and preventive care
- Health technology, devices, supplies
- Infectious and parasitic diseases
- Public contracts and procurement
- Strategic materials and reserves
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (09/15/2020)
Make PPE in America Act
This bill requires procurement contracts for personal protective equipment (PPE) to be long-term and for domestically manufactured PPE.
Specifically, contracts entered into by the Departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Defense, Education, or Veterans Affairs for the procurement of PPE must be for a duration of at least three years, including a base period and all option periods, to incentivize investment in the production of PPE, and materials and components of PPE, in the United States.
The bill provides exceptions (1) where a nonavailability determination has been made, (2) where a sufficient quantity of a satisfactory quality cannot be procured as and when needed at U.S. market prices, and (3) where the department certifies every 120 days that it is necessary to procure PPE under alternate procedures to respond to the immediate needs of a public health emergency.
Such departments may transfer to the Strategic National Stockpile any excess PPE acquired under a contract.