Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence thanking him for placing a moratorium on shipments of medical supplies to foreign nations from the stockpile maintained by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) while a review of all U.S. aid procedures is undertaken. The letter also urges Vice President Pence to continue the moratorium until America has the capacity to produce enough personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical equipment to fill anticipated supply gaps in our health care system and to replenish our domestic stockpiles.
Congressman Brooks was joined on the letter by 7 cosigners.
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Congressman Brooks said, “It is the height of irresponsibility for America to ship our medical supplies to foreign countries when Americans desperately need those supplies here. I thank Vice President Pence and the Coronavirus Task Force for putting Americans First as we battle this once-in-a-century pandemic. As of now, America has more than 214,000 COVID-19 cases resulting in more than 5,000 deaths. American medical providers are short on personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical equipment that could save American lives. Not another piece of piece of PPE or medical equipment should leave our shores until we get a handle on the crisis at home.”