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Source: Chicago Tribune - AP

Describing himself as a ‘wartime president,’ Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to marshal private sector against the coronavirus

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN
Associated Press |
Mar 18, 2020 | 3:58 PM
| WASHINGTON

Confronting twin health and economic crises, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he will invoke emergency powers to marshal critical medical supplies against a coronavirus pandemic threatening to overwhelm hospitals and other treatment centers. The Senate acted on the economic front, approving legislation to guarantee sick leave to workers sickened by the disease.

Trump described himself as a “wartime president" as virus cases surged and the markets fell, and he took a series of extraordinary steps to steady a battered nation, its day-to-day life fundamentally altered.

Most immediately, Trump said he would employ the Defense Production Act as needed, giving the government more power to steer production by private companies and try to overcome shortages in masks, ventilators and other supplies.



Read more: https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-defense-production-act-20200318-fhnrrrdxurg5fogqlceiwcuctm-story.html



It's a broad law. Unlimited money, resources for national defense. You and your business must comply with the law. Give them everything they want, or forfeit. The Fed will all but own major corporations, and we get $1k.

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