(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined a letter signed by 56 House colleagues urging President Trump to use his authority under the Defense Production Act of 1950 for the production of vital medical supplies to meet the extreme demand during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is a key issue for our local medical providers and hospitals throughout the 11th District of New Jersey, and Representative Sherrill continues to work with our healthcare community to secure additional resources.

The Members wrote: 

“During World War II, our country adapted to the demands of the time to produce mass quantities of bombers, tanks, and many smaller items needed to save democracy and freedom in the world. We know what the demands of this time are, and we must act now to meet these demands.”

Signers of the letter include:

Andy Levin, Colin Allred, Cindy Axne, Julia Brownley, Cheri Bustos, Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr., Emanuel Cleaver II, TJ Cox, Angie Craig, Sharice L. Davids, Danny K. Davis, Peter DeFazio, Debbie Dingell, Veronica Escobar, Abby Finkenauer, Ruben Gallego, John Garamendi, Sylvia Garcia, Jesús García, Vicente Gonzalez, Al Green, Raúl M. Grijalva, Deb Haaland, Denny Heck, Pramila Jayapal, Joseph Kennedy III, Ro Khanna, Daniel T. Kildee, Ann McLane Kuster, Andy Levin, Ted W. Lieu, Dave Loebsack, Alan Lowenthal, Carolyn Maloney, Sean Patrick Maloney, A. Donald McEachin, Donald Norcross, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Chris Pappas, Chellie Pingree, Mark Pocan, Katie Porter, Jamie Raskin, Kathleen Rice, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Max Rose, Tim Ryan, Jan Schakowsky, Adam Schiff, Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Elissa Slotkin, Darren Soto, Haley Stevens, Dina Titus, Jennifer Wexton and Susan Wild.

Read the letter here.