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MDMA & Coalition of Organizations Urge Caution in Potential "Buy American" Executive Order

Wednesday, March 25, 2020  
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MDMA & Coalition of Organizations Urge Caution in Potential "Buy American" Executive Order

 

MDMA joined numerous national and state partners today to send a letter to Administration officials expressing concern over reports of a draft "Buy American" Executive Order that could be counterproductive to ongoing efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the coalition applauded the Administration's response, efforts to limit sourcing of medical equipment and pharmaceutical ingredients from abroad would exacerbate supply shortages, and we urged the Administration to reconsider an immediate move to expand the reach of "Buy American" mandates to the medical equipment and biopharmaceutical sectors.