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S. 3627: Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act

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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 ...

Sponsor and status

Tammy Baldwin

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Wisconsin. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 6, 2020
Length: 15 pages
May 6, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 6, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 6, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Welcome Inclusion of Medical Supply Chain Legislation in HEROES Act
    — Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI] (Sponsor) on May 13, 2020

Murphy, baldwin, crow, porter, slotkin, ryan welcome inclusion of medical supply chain legislation in heroes act
    — Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT] (Co-sponsor) on May 13, 2020

Reps. Ryan, Crow, Porter, Slotkin and Senators Murphy, Baldwin Welcome Inclusion of Medical Supply Chain Legislation in the Heroes Act
    — Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13] on May 13, 2020

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May 6, 2020

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S. 3627 is 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 S. 3627. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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