GAFFNEY, S.C. —Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday he doesn’t want to rely on other countries to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) for the United States.
He said he has a plan to incentivize companies to make the equipment in America.
Graham announced his U.S. MADE Act, which, he said he is hoping will be included in the Phase 4 coronavirus relief package.
If passed, the plan would create a $7.5 billion tax credit for any company that will “go back into the PPE business,” Graham said Monday.
“One of the most important things we can do as Americans is realize that we’ve let the medical supply chain leave this country,” he said. “The tax credit will help revitalize an industry and bring back into the United States the PPE supply chain so that we’ll no longer be beholding to China.”
Graham said 90% of medical personal protective equipment comes from China. He said it’s time for the U.S. to produce its own. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE