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Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting Notice of Actions To Remedy a Shortfall in the Defense Industrial Base Relating to Lithium Sea-Water Batteries

October 05, 2018

Dear Mr. Chairman:

In accordance with section 303(a)(6)(A) of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (the "Act") (50 U.S.C. 4533(a)(6)(A)), I transmit herewith notice of a shortfall in the defense industrial base relating to Lithium Sea-Water batteries and of actions to remedy that shortfall. The Department of Defense will take actions to develop and purchase equipment and materials needed for pilot production of Lithium Sea-Water batteries for military usage.

I have also included my determination required pursuant to section 303(a)(5) of the Act. These proposed initiatives are essential to the national defense.

Sincerely,

DONALD J. TRUMP

NOTE: Identical letters were sent Michael D. Crapo, chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and T. Jeb Hensarling, chairman, House Committee on Financial Services.

Donald J. Trump, Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting Notice of Actions To Remedy a Shortfall in the Defense Industrial Base Relating to Lithium Sea-Water Batteries Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/333222

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