BREAKING: Trump announces he has implemented the Defense Production Act to “require General Motors to accept, perform, and prioritize Federal contracts for ventilators.”— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) March 27, 2020
Adds: "GM was wasting time."
No indication at all that anything has really changed.
After weeks of confusing statements, claiming he is and isn’t using the Defense Production Act, Trump wields his federal powers for the first time after talks with GM to jointly make ventilators had been put on hold. GM said today it was moving ahead with production anyway.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) March 27, 2020
Not quite: Best I can tell, today's presidential order re: GM production doesn't do anything new (as a legal matter): It directs Secretary Azar to exercise as he "determines to be appropriate".the authority Trump previously delegated to him pursuant to the DPA. https://t.co/WsGaEM2Xm8— Marty Lederman (@marty_lederman) March 27, 2020