Ventilator Blues

Excerpt: America’s small businesses, our machinists, die-casters, plastic injection molders, electronics parts suppliers, and others are eager to get to work providing the medical equipment the nation needs but the companies that hold the patents and process patents for this equipment need to open up and ask for bids. The Wuhan coronavirus has laid bare America’s…

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Employee Paid Sick Leave During the Corona Pandemic: What it means for America’s small businesses

Editor’s Note: David Morse is the tax policy director at the Coalition for a Prosperous America Education Fund. The President and Congress are currently finalizing the CARES Act to address the major economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus. However, small employers around the country are wondering what the earlier new “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (FFCRA)…

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Op-ed | Crisis shows US too reliant on China for metals, other imports

Editors Note: Michael Stumo is CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous America, a national organization based in Washington, D.C. Follow him at @michael_stumo. He wrote this commentary exclusively for the News Tribune. The coronavirus pandemic has revealed that globalized supply chains cause more risk than Wall Street has led us to believe. As a recent Senate…

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CPA Urges Trump Administration to Invoke Defense Production Act on Ventilators

Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) is urging the Trump Administration to invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) in order to rapidly increase the nation’s supply of medical ventilators.  “America’s manufacturers stand ready to produce needed medical hardware,” said CPA Chair Dan DiMicco. “Yet we’ve heard troubling reports that some multinational ventilator companies are…

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Ways and Means Contributions to House Democrats’ Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

Editor’s note: This press release from Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal shows the House Democrats legislative proposal regarding the coronavirus pandemic.  Committee provisions provide support for hospitals, patients, workers, and small businesses [Congressman Richard E. Neal | March 23, 2020 | House Committee on Ways & Means] Ways and Means Contributions to House Democrats’…

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Rosemary Gibson Testifies Before the Senate | Small Business and Entrepreneurship

CPA member Rosemary Gibson testified March 12, 2020 before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 90 percent of America’s generic drug needs are currently imported, particularly from China. This includes many well-known antibiotics and other medications used to treat coronavirus infections. However, the coronavirus outbreak has severely disrupted China’s production of drug exports for…

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