Defense Production Act

Chuck Schumer Provides List of Names for Coronavirus Czar

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) doubled down on his demands for President Trump to appoint a military “czar” to oversee the distribution of medical supplies to states, providing a list of names to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during a phone call Sunday night.

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Nancy Pelosi Urges Trump to ‘Immediately Implement the Defense Production Act’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called on President Donald Trump to “immediately implement the Defense Production Act (DPA)” to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, but there may be a slight problem with that — the president last week already utilized the DPA when he ordered General Motors to construct ventilators.

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