Rep. Ted Budd Introduces Make PPE in America Act
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) reintroduced the Make PPE in America Act. The bill requires the Departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Defense, Education, and Veterans Affairs to issue longer-term contracts to make Personal Protective Equipment in America.
Rep. Budd said in a statement:
“One of the biggest lessons that COVID has taught us is the importance of Made in America. In North Carolina, we’re a national leader in textile manufacturing and we have a rich history of producing high-quality products. That’s why North Carolina has been at the forefront of helping our first responders and front line medical personnel get the protective equipment they need to effectively battle the virus. As we do that, we have to boost our domestic supply chains and make sure our most important products come from our shores and not from our adversaries like China. I’m proud to be introducing a bill that does just that.”