President Trump invoked the powers in the Defense Production Act to force General Motors to produce more ventilators.
In a statement from the White House:
Our negotiations with GM regarding its ability to supply ventilators have been productive, but our fight against the virus is too urgent to allow the give-and-take of the contracting process to continue to run its normal course. GM was wasting time. Today’s action will help ensure the quick production of ventilators that will save American lives.“
The action requires that General Motors prioritize production of ventilators for the federal government. Read the full White House statement here