U.S. Senators demand investigation of Trump COVID-19 supply chain effort

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Three U.S. senators today demanded an investigation into Project Air Bridge, a Trump administration supply-chain management project to import personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dubbing the project “opaque,” U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) also released new documents and information from the six major medical wholesalers or distribution companies involved in the project — Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH), McKesson, Medline Industries, Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC), Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) and Concordance Healthcare Solutions.

Warren and Blumenthal began investigating Project Air Bridge in April after multiple reports of seizures of supplies by federal officials and what they characterized in a news release as “political favoriti…

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