“Specifically, the legislation would require the president to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) to mobilize manufacturers and resources needed to produce the medical supplies necessary to quickly distribute a future COVID-19 vaccine,” Crist’s office noted.
Expected to launch September 1, the Hurricane Michael Recovery Loan Program will offer below market 30-year fixed rate first mortgages coupled with up to $15,000 in down payment (DPA) and closing cost assistance for qualified homebuyers. DPA loans will be zero percent interest, non-amortizing and forgivable at 20 percent per year over five years. The DPA loan is fully forgivable if an active duty serviceperson is officially reassigned and must sell the home.
At the end of March, Hill introduced the “Securing America’s Vaccines for Emergencies (SAVE) Act” which Steube threw his support behind last week. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., cosponsored the bill earlier this month.
The bill would have the president “use the DPA to designate PPE, all testing supplies and any future COVID-19 vaccine as critical material essential to the national defense" and “direct materials to be produced and distributed to states and territories based on their requests for supplies and in proportion to their populations.”
At the end of March, Hill introduced the “Securing America’s Vaccines for Emergencies (SAVE) Act” which Buchanan cosponsored at the end of last week.
Lou Holtz: President Trump is Keeping America’s Healthcare Providers Functioning Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic
The novel coronavirus is a dangerous, deadly disease — particularly for older people who already have pre-existing health conditions, such as my wife whose medications alone cost $7,000 each and every month.