US SB3627 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 44-2)
Status: Introduced on May 6 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-05-06 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Pending: Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act This bill provides for the procurement and distribution of equipment and supplies needed to combat COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). The bill sets forth responsibilities for the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including that the NRCC must (1) direct the national production and distribution of critical medical equipment and supplies; (2) communicate with states, local governments, and Native American tribes regarding the availability and delivery schedule of equipment and supplies; and (3) make specified information publicly available. The Department of Defense may detail members of the armed forces on active duty or civilian employees to support the NRCC. The President, using authorities provided under the Defense Production Act of 1950, must establish a fair and reasonable price for and procure needed equipment and supplies. The Government Accountability Office must annually submit a report to Congress assessing the Strategic National Stockpile. The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency shall designate an inspector general to oversee this bill's implementation.

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Title

Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-05-06SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Same As/Similar To

HB6711 (Same As) 2020-05-05 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Armed Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Subjects

Asia
Business records
Cardiovascular and respiratory health
China
Congressional oversight
Department of Defense
Emergency medical services and trauma care
Executive agency funding and structure
Federal officials
Federal-Indian relations
Government information and archives
Government operations and politics
Government studies and investigations
Health care coverage and access
Health personnel
Health technology, devices, supplies
Indian social and development programs
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Inflation and prices
Manufacturing
Medical tests and diagnostic methods
Military civil functions
Military personnel and dependents
Military procurement, research, weapons development
Minority health
Public contracts and procurement
State and local government operations
Strategic materials and reserves
Worker safety and health

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Bill Comments

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