US HB6609 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 36-0)
Status: Introduced on April 23 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-04-23 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
Pending: House Financial Services Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Immediate COVID Testing Procurement Act This bill requires the President, within 24 hours of this bill's enactment, to issue purchase orders for a program of the highest national urgency (commonly known as a DX purchase order) to procure under the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA) supplies to conduct COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) medical testing nationwide. The supplies must have received prior approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or have received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for the detection of COVID-19. The bill waives certain DPA requirements relating to industrial resource and critical technology shortfalls and notification to Congress.

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Title

Immediate COVID Testing Procurement Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-04-23HouseReferred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
2020-04-23HouseIntroduced in House

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