COVID-19: Defense Production Act (DPA) Developments and Issues for Congress [Updated May 15, 2020] [open pdf - 561KB]
From the Document: "The White House is employing the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA) in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to facilitate the production and availability of essential goods, supplies, and services. This Insight considers recent DPA actions and associated policy considerations for Congress."
CRS Insight, IN11387
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/