Dems urge Biden to ramp up COVID test production to 1 per week per American

Dems urge Biden to ramp up COVID test production to 1 per week per American


Dozens of House and Senate Democrats called on President Biden Monday to “utilize the full scope of [his] executive power” to ramp up COVID-19 rapid test production so that every American can take at least one test per week.

The plea from 51 legislators comes as retailers struggle to stock enough rapid tests and long lines persist at official test sites. The White House is still working to roll out a three-week-old initiative to mail 500 million rapid tests to homes, but has yet to launch a website for people to request test kits.

The Democrats implored Biden in a letter to invoke the Defense Production Act to force companies to boost production of tests as the highly contagious Omicron variant causes record-breaking

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