President Trump announced via Twitter that he had invoked the Defense Production Act. What is that exactly? Chris Cillizza explains.
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What is the Defense Production Act?
The Defense Production Act of 1950: History, Authorities, and Considerations for Congress
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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing
Trump invokes Defense Production Act to require GM to make ventilators
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