Press Release ● Coronavirus
For Immediate Release: 
April 9, 2020
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on reports that the Strategic National Stockpile has been depleted and calling on the Trump Administration to fully use its authority to address the shortage of critical resources:  

“I am alarmed by reports that the Strategic National Stockpile has been depleted, and that states will not receive any additional personal protective equipment from it. Now more than ever, it is clear that the Trump Administration must do what it has refused to do: fully engage the Defense Production Act to address the shortfalls that exist across the nation. There must be an individual who is fully in charge and empowered to marshal the manufacturing resources of the United States by ordering the production of needed equipment, to manage the supply chain, and to distribute supplies based on the facts on the ground rather than on political considerations. States should not be forced to bid against each other for scarce resources or face price gouging. The Administration has the authority to do all of this right now, and it is unconscionable that they have failed to do so. It is past time to act.”