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Defense Production Act (DPA): Recent Developments in Response to COVID-19 [Updated July 28, 2020]   [open pdf - 558KB]

From the Document: "The Administration has employed the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA) as part of federal countermeasures to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The DPA confers presidential authorities to mobilize domestic industry in service of the national defense, broadly defined, including emergency preparedness. The DPA includes provisions under Title I to prioritize the acceptance of contracts, and to allocate scarce goods, materials, and services; and under Title III, to provide for the expansion of productive capacity. Title VII provides definitions and other supporting provisions. This Insight considers recent DPA actions in response to COVID-19 and is intended as a companion to CRS [Congressional Research Service] Insight IN11387. See CRS Report R43767 for an in-depth discussion of DPA history and authorities."

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CRS Insight, IN11470
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2020-07-28
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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