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Legislation introduced for long-term US-made PPE contracts

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Aug '20
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US Senators Rob Portman (Republican from Ohio) and Gary Peters (Democrat from Michigan) recently introduced a bipartisan legislation to strengthen efforts to onshore production of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the United States by requiring the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to issue long-term contracts for PPE made in the United States.

Reshoring production will ensure American workers, students and health care professionals have the PPE they need as the economy continues to reopen. Domestic production of PPE supplies will also create manufacturing American jobs, Senator Portman said in a press release.

“The American people should not have to rely so heavily on foreign countries for personal protective equipment, and that’s why we must bring PPE production back to our shores,” he said.

“Multi-year contracts give producers the certainty to know that their investment in the United States will be worth it, because the government will be there to buy the PPE they produce,” he added.

“I raised concerns about this problem in a report last year, and the shortages caused by the Coronavirus pandemic only underscore the need to incentivize American manufacturers to produce these critical supplies in the United States. Workers and companies in Michigan and across the country know how to manufacture great products, and this bipartisan bill will help provide certainty for American companies to create jobs, make PPE and strengthen our ability to respond to this and future pandemics,” said Senator Peters, ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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