Trump DPA Initiatives Against China Virus

Trump DPA Initiatives Against China Virus

Contrary to falsehoods and disinformation from the Democratic Convention videos, Trump has put the US Executive Authority  to good use, as documented in this publication from the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy.

introduction

Over the first three years of his Administration, President Donald J. Trump used a combination of
tax cuts, deregulation, energy dominance, and fair trade deals to build one of the most robust and
resilient economies in American history. As a result of these growth-inducing policies, by January
20, 2020 – the day the Chinese Communist Party confirmed human-to-human transmission of
SARS-CoV-2 – the United States economy was at full employment,1 real wages were rising,2 and black and Hispanic Americans were enjoying record low unemployment rates. 3.

Since that time, SARS-CoV-2 – hereinafter referred to as the China Virus – has taken a horrific
toll. Over 160,000 Americans have died.4 As many as 18 million Americans are currently
unemployed.5 Trillions of dollars of fiscal and monetary stimuli have been expended to combat
the sharpest and deepest economic downturn in U.S. history. 6

Today, the U.S. economy is also in the midst of profound structural changes in sectors heavily
impacted by the China Virus such as airlines and mass transit, casinos and gaming, K-12 and
higher education, hospitality and leisure, oil and gas drilling, and sports and entertainment. These
structural impacts could have long-lasting consequences.

Just how did this happen? And how is President Trump using the Defense Production Act (DPA)
and related tools such as the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
to protect the American people from the China Virus? This report seeks to answer these questions.

Table of Contents
  • The Chinese Communist Party Causes a Global Pandemic
  • Overview of the Defense Production Act.
  • The Strategic National Stockpile and DPA Mission
  • Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda
  • Using DPA Title I to Attack the China Virus
  • Using DPA Title III to Attack the China Virus
  • CARES Act and PPP Funding to Supplement DPA Efforts
  • Patriotic Companies Answering the Call to Duty
Conclusion

The China Virus outbreak is an invisible enemy unlike any in modern history. The intentional
shielding of the outbreak by the Chinese Communist Party and World Health Organization
virtually ensured the outbreak of a global pandemic that has killed over 160,000 Americans and
inflicted great damage on the American economy.

Using the DPA and other authorities, President Trump has moved quickly to protect the American
people and defend our industrial base. His aggressive use of the DPA has not only saved American
lives during this pandemic. It is helping to protect and secure America’s production and
distribution of our essential medicines and critical medical equipment and supplies.

via Science Matters

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August 20, 2020 at 11:05AM

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