Pelosi Urges Trump to Implement the Defense Production Act to Help Facilitate Reopening of Schools

While President Donald Trump’s administration pushes schools to reopen in the Fall, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling on the president to ensure that schools have the necessary resources to reopen safely.

“If we’re going to do it, let’s give it its best shot and make a judgment if that’s good enough,” Pelosi said during an interview on MSNBC on Monday.

Additionally, Pelosi called on Trump to implement the Defense Production Act “so we have the PPE — the personal protective equipment — and we have the equipment for testing, and very importantly the equipment to get the results from the testing. It’s no use taking a test if you’re not going to get your results for a week later.”

Pelosi went on to argue that the Senate needs to pass the Democratically crafted HEROES Act to provide the resources for schools to open safely.

However, she claimed that Republicans do not want to pass that bill because “they don’t want to support the state and local” governments.

“Let’s show that we put children first and their education by putting the resources there. Because without the resources, we shouldn’t even be thinking about sending them back to school,” Pelosi added.

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Her comments come as Trump has stated that he wants schools to be open in the Fall. 

During a discussion on reopening schools at the White House on July 7, Trump said, “We’re very much going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools.”

In his push to reopen schools, Trump has cited guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that said, “All policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school.”

However, on Friday, the AAP released a statement that urged schools to develop policies to reopen safely. 

“Returning to school is important for the healthy development and well-being of children,” the statement read. 

It continued, “But we must pursue reopening in a way that is safe for all students, teachers, and staff. Science should drive decision-making on safely reopening schools. Public health agencies must make recommendations based on evidence, not politics. We should leave it to health experts to tell us when the time is best to open up school buildings, and listen to educators and administrators to shape how we do it.”

The AAP also called on the federal government to “provide the federal resources needed to ensure that inadequate funding does not stand in the way of safely educating and caring for children in our schools.”

Pelosi has previously criticized the Trump administration’s push to reopen the schools, as IJR reported

On Sunday, she called the push “appalling” and claimed administration officials were ignoring scientific advice on reopening schools and “messing with the health of our children.”

Responses

  1. obsie bobsie :

    Only assholes, idiots, imbeciles, and morons-like you-

    think trumphuhk has done anything for anyone but himself.

    You Caucasian trash n*ggers think that constantly being

    lied to, phuchked by, and shit on by the angry old Caucasian

    trash n*gger in the big house is normal.

    If it weren’t happening you’d think something

    is very wrong.

    The Madame Speaker never said ” Let’s show that we

    put children first and abort them ” you lying piece of

    shit cawksuhkur.

  2. Sergeant, arrest I Ching for insubordination, under Section 85/108.13 of the National Defence Act, and throw him in the brig!

    Yes, The Daily Beast. I could have linked an article from a handful of other sites, but chose one that would be more likely to raise your blood pressure. You can go read the other sites. It’s your choice. The facts will be the same elsewhere.

    You don’t care to know the truth, no matter who the messenger is. Suck it.

  3. No money for schools until common core and the teachers unions are EXTERMINATED! Never let a crisis go by without taking advantage of the opportunity can be OUR expression this time.

  4. I wonder if Nancy’s scarf is to soak up the flop-sweat now that the far-Left is coming for her?

    A Socialist challenger is gunning for her seat. With the defeat of a long-time incumbent by the likes of AOC, she has reason to worry, ’cause the feces-dodging populace of SF are those kinds of voters.

  5. To certain Genitally Confused idiots.
    The Daily Beast? Really?
    The US does not OWN Puerto Rico. It cannot sell it.

  6. Chuck:

    I don’t lie.

    thedailybeast.com/trump-wanted-to-sell-puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria-former-homeland-security-head-says

  7. Beijing Biden, the Basement Boy, only cares about the children he can sniff and grope.

  8. Yep, she’d be a hero to New York City.
    Several billion dollars would go to New York to bail them out and just as much to all the Democrat run cities that have been mis-managed for years.
    Why should the tax payer have to pay for the Democrats corruption?

  9. The Heroes Act, the Democrat special interest wish list needs to be trashed. Using the out of work citizens and businesses hostage to get their wish list passed is normal for Democrats, but a horrible idea. Rip out anything that doesn’t directly address the effects of the coronavirus. Send Piglosi home.

  10. Tony
    Good one. Or mold and mildew! Pelosi suddenly pretends to care about the children when just last week she was criticizing President Trump for wanting to find a way to open schools. Ain’t politics great! The likes of CNN et al conveniently overlook that.

  11. John,,,, please get out of your mom’s basement ,,, your brain is rotting from Radon !!

  12. I am confused.

    If King Donald The Loser was thinking of selling off Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria left around 3,000 deaths, what must he be thinking about Florida today?

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