June 15, 2022
Recently, the Biden administration has come under criticism for its use of a law which, until its application during the COVID-19 pandemic, was relatively unknown. The Defense Production Act has been on the books since 1950, but only in the past few years has its potential value been so broadly recognized, with both parties championing its use from the White House and Congress. However, recent claims that the president is abusing the DPA’s power in pursuit of partisan objectives are threatening the viability of this unique tool for rebuilding a robust, resilient and globally competitive American industrial base.
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