Congressional leaders want more info on COVID supply chain

Millions of 3M N95 masks arrive at BWI airport in April. (Image courtesy of 3M)

Leaders in both houses of Congress want federal trade officials to further investigate the supply chain for COVID-19-related goods and devices, but don’t expect any answers before December.

Members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees wrote a letter to U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) chairman Jason Kearns last week, asking for a more detailed look at industries that produce supplies for COVID-19 patients and frontline workers as well as key products within those sectors. The request is a follow-up to a report that USITC produced in April to identify imports of medical supplies and products relevant to the response to COVID-19.

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