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Bipartisan legislation calls for national PPE supply chain database

Hands of medic wearing blue latex gloves holding surgical ear-loop mask on blue background. Protection concept

“It was completely shocking to discover at the beginning of the pandemic — when New Jersey was hit so hard and our hospitals were in desperate need of masks and ventilators — that we had no way of knowing the quantity, location, or production of these supplies,” the bill’s main sponsor, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, said in a prepared statement.

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New program will pay for NJ PPE production

Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force 332-1, 332nd Medical Brigade, Nashville, Tenn., get their masks fitted during orientation at University Hospital on April 14, 2020.

The PPE Manufacturing Tax Credit will run over three years and allocates $10 million for 2020, 2021 and 2022. It’s part of the broader $14.5 billion New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020, meant to help fuel the state’s rebound from the COVID-19 recession.

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