COVID-19: Industrial Mobilization and Defense Production Act (DPA) Implementation [March 25, 2020] [open pdf - 634KB]
From the Document: "On March 18, President Trump issued Executive Order 13909, 'Prioritizing and Allocating Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of COVID-19', which announced the President's invocation of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The administration has yet to publicly provide direction to the private sector under this authority. This Insight considers possible future DPA implementation processes, industrial mobilization, and congressional considerations concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, and is a companion to CRS Insight IN11231."
CRS Insight, IN11280
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/