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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Submits Letter for the Record on Defense Production Act Reauthorization

Mar 13, 2024 by AFP

On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled “Mission Critical: Restoring National Security as the Focus of the Defense Production Act Reauthorization.” The hearing was the House’s first on the Defense Production Act (DPA) in over a decade. The DPA will lapse in 2025 unless reauthorized.

Committee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer entered a letter into the record from American for Prosperity Foundation. The letter states:

Americans for Prosperity Foundation recently launched the Emergency Powers Reform Project to educate the public about the White House’s rampant abuse of emergency powers, including misuse of the Defense Production Act, Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and National Emergencies Act. Congress intended for such delegations of authority to the president to be temporary to respond to emergent crises that require swift action. However, presidents are increasingly using emergency powers to address long-standing policy failures, impose policy preferences, and circumvent our system of checks and balances.

Read AFP Foundation’s full letter to the House Financial Services Committee. Watch the hearing.

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