About the bill
The legislation currently only has Democratic cosponsors.
From a lack of masks to a lack of ventilators to a lack of tests, the covid-19 pandemic exposed preexisting weaknesses in the U.S. supply chain, when demand suddenly increased during a potentially cataclysmic event.
There’s also been a lack of full transparency about the methods for distributing items from the national stockpile, with the White House doling out much of the limited national stockpile based on connections or swing state status.
Many consider these problems to be major contributors to the U.S. death rate, which currently stands at 105,000 deaths and counting.
What the legislation does
The Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act would institute several major reforms to increase centralization of the supply chain, including:
- Mandating weekly …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 5, 2020
Length: 15 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on May 5, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
62 Cosponsors (62 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Murphy: The Administration Has Totally Dropped The Ball On Protecting Health Care Workers & The Pandemic Is Going To Be Increasingly Deadly Because Of ItRead More”
— Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT] on Nov 18, 2020
May 5, 2020
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H.R. 6711 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6711. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act, H.R. 6711, 116th Cong. (2020).
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