U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) is introducing the Mobilize America to Manufacture Equipment Required for Independence from Communist Adversaries Act (Mobilize AMERICA Act), legislation that would incentivize medical manufacturers to on-shore their manufacturing operations to the United States.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed significant vulnerabilities of our supply chain, and the United States has become far too dependent on other countries – including the Communist Party of China – for critical medical supplies, PPE, and pharmaceuticals,” said Ernst. “America must take bold action – in partnership with the private sector – to address these vulnerabilities in our medical supply chain and ensure we are prepared for future pandemics and public health emergencies.”
“As a leading provider of personal protective equipment and medical solutions for medical professionals, workers, and the public – and with 3M Forest City serving as a major distribution center for many of these products – 3M supports efforts to provide robust economic incentives for the manufacturing of healthcare supplies in the United States,” said John Geraci, 3M Forest City Distribution Center Manager. “Accordingly, 3M strongly supports the Mobilize America Act and appreciates Senator Ernst’s development and introduction of this important and timely legislation.”
Click here to read 3M Company’s letter of support.