June 18, 2020

Warren wants to know why Pence rejected U.S. goods in COVID fight

Former Democratic presidential candidate says the decision to decline American manufacturing help "likely contributed" to shortages and spread of the disease.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Thursday that the Trump administration's failure to prioritize American manufacturing during the initial stages of its COVID-19 response "likely contributed" to the "ongoing spread of the disease."

In a letter sent Thursday to Vice President Mike Pence, and reported first by NBC News, Warren and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., say they want more information about the administration's efforts to acquire goods to respond to the coronavirus crisis. Specifically, they want to know why the administration turned down a January offer from Texas-based Prestige Ameritech to ramp up mask-making capacity.

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Read the full article on the NBC website here.


By:  Jonathan Allen
Source: NBC