Attorney General James Urges President Trump to Immediately Prioritize Production of Protective Gear and Testing Supplies

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 20:19

New York Attorney General Letitia James, as part of a coalition of 16 attorneys general from around the nation, today urged President Donald Trump to fully utilize the Defense Production Act to respond to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019). In a letter to President Trump, the coalition of attorneys general urge the president to invoke the full powers of the Defense Production Act, so that factories from around the country can immediately prioritize the production of masks, respirators, and other critical items needed by health care workers, first responders, and law enforcement.