House lawmakers whack Pentagon for spending CARES Act funds on contractors instead of PPE

By Justin Doubleday / July 10, 2020 at 1:35 PM
House appropriators are criticizing the Defense Department for spending most of its COVID-19 relief funds propping up weapon systems manufacturers, rather than bolstering the U.S. supply of personal protective equipment. The CARES Act allocated $1 billion in Defense Production Act funding for the Pentagon "to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically and internationally." But most of the funding was used to address the impact of COVID-19 on the defense industrial base, "which was not the original intent of...

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