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- Ranking Member pleads to activate
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Tester urged the Administration to utilize the Defense Production Act and existing federal resources more aggressively writing: "Doctors and nurses should not be made to treat patients without appropriate PPE when
Tester introduced legislation several days ago requiring the President to fully utilize the authorities granted to him under the Defense Production Act. The bill would immediately require the purchase of 300 million N95 masks; require the National Response Coordination Center to conduct a national assessment on needs; and waive the Congressional notification and spending cap to purchase necessary resources based on this assessment.
Read the full letter here.( https://www.veterans.senate.gov/download/tester-ppe-letter)