The COVID-19 outbreak in the United States is the reason U.S. President Donald Trump plans to exercise special powers through the Defense Production Act,media reported. The law was first implemented by former U.S. President Donald Truman during the Korean War, and has changed much since then. As the last major change to the bill states, defense expert Daniel H. Else said in his CRS (Congressional Research Service) report to Congress on May 14, 2009: “The DPA authority is not permanent. “
According to the outline, “DPA has compiled a strong legal mandate to give the President the principle of forcing industry to prioritize national security production, which is the legal basis for the government’s government review of foreign investment in U.S. companies.” It is understood that the system is in the process of establishing a system that the government can use to reserve emergency medical materials for health professionals.
In addition, the bill provides “antitrust protection against voluntary industry agreements that are in the interest of national defense.” The act also “establishes a voluntary reserve for trained private sector executives for emergency federal employment in other government departments.” This will allow Mr. Trump to use his own affiliates to meet today’s needs, an open door — whether it’s making masks, protective gear or other spare parts.
In his March 18, 2020 speech, Mr. Trump also noted that a U.S. Navy medical ship had been deployed to New York City. Another Navy medical ship will be sent to the West Coast – possibly to Southern California. He also announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will suspend all foreclosures and door-to-door customers “by April.” This will be the key to avoiding homelessness for people who were suspended during the outbreak… At least in the next few weeks.