During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clearer than ever that ‘Made in America’ is not just a talking point – it’s a priority for our national security.
The fact that we rely on communist China – where the coronavirus originated – for critical medical supplies and pharmaceuticals is unacceptable in a normal time. It is a travesty in a time of pandemic that could put American health and lives on the line.
Over time, the U.S. has become more and more reliant on China’s supply chain to develop many important lifesaving drugs to battle certain cancers and the flu and medical supplies like gloves, gowns and N95 masks that hospitals around Georgia and the nation are scrambling to find to fight COVID-19. China at any time could shut down that supply chain and put American lives on the line.
It’s time to bring the manufacturing of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals back home.
In Congress, I will support President Trump and Congressional efforts to end our dependence on China. We will bring the manufacturing of vital medicines and medical supplies back home. We will start making things again. We will put America’s national security and the safety and health of Americans first.
Rep. Kevin Tanner (R-Dawsonville)