COVID-19: Industrial Mobilization and Defense Production Act (DPA) Implementation
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress Washington United States
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On March 18, President Trump issued Executive Order 13909, Prioritizing and Allocating Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of COVID19, which announced the Presidents 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. See CRS Report R43767 for a more in-depth discussion of DPA history and authorities. For additional related resources, see the CRS Coronavirus Disease 2019 homepage.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Government and Political Science