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Read It: Trump’s Ventilator Order for GM

President Donald Trump, for the first time on Friday, used the power of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to coerce an American company to produce ventilators desperately needed as the U.S. and its medical professionals on…

Did Trump Order Production of Ventilators?

One thing that people tend to prefer in times of great uncertainty is clarity. President Donald Trump just used his Twitter account to make an official statement ordering the invocation of the Defense Production Act (DPA)…

What Does the Defense Production Act Do?

President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) of 1950 on Wednesday in order to marshal the nation’s resources against the rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic. The powers conferred upon a president who…

What Is the Defense Production Act?

President Donald Trump said Wednesday during a news conference that as part of the United States “war” against novel and deadly coronavirus COVID-19 he was invoking the Defense Production Act. The broad authority invoked…