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Democrats to Unveil Bill to Federalize U.S. Medical Supply Chain

March 23, 2020, 3:57 PM

Sen. Chris Murphy says he and other Democratic lawmakers will introduce legislation Monday that would federalize the medical supply chain.

  • “Leaving it in private hands encourages hoarding and gouging, maximizes inefficiency during a crisis,” Murphy says in tweet
  • A House version of bill to be announced this afternoon, Murphy says
  • NOTE: N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging Washington to use the Defense Production Act so his state “can get the medical supplies we desperately need”

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