S.Res.547 - A resolution encouraging the President to use authorities provided by the Defense Production Act of 1950 to scale up the national response to the coronavirus crisis.116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 03/18/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/18/2020 Referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (text: CR S1807) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.547 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/18/2020)
This resolution calls upon the President to use existing authorities under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to increase production of medical supplies, including personal protective equipment, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic (also known as the coronavirus disease).
The resolution supports the use of such authorities to
- distribute medical materials, including by directing suppliers to prioritize and accept contracts to restock the Strategic National Stockpile; and
- establish voluntary agreements and provide financial incentives to manufacturers and suppliers of critical medical equipment.