Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement after President Donald Trump's announcement he would visit a Honeywell Facility in Arizona.
"I am so excited to welcome President Trump back to Arizona and I am proud that he is acknowledging the magnificent work of local manufacturer, Honeywell, with his visit," said Congresswoman Lesko. "The president has done a tremendous job responding to the Coronavirus outbreak and ensuring our country makes it through this troubling time. Honeywell also deserves to be commended for stepping up and producing so many masks for our nation."
The White House announced yesterday President Trump would travel to Arizona to visit a Honeywell manufacturing facility located in Phoenix, AZ. Across the nation, Honeywell has doubled their production of N95 masks and intends to increase its capacity fivefold within the next 90 days.
"Honeywell is hiring more than 1,000 American workers to produce 20 million masks per month -- 20 million masks a month. Thanks to the Defense Production Act, we'll be receiving another 40 million masks over the next few weeks," said President Trump. "This production is, in addition to the 55 million N95 masks my administration has already distributed. Plus we ordered -- and it's coming in soon -- 500 million masks."
The president will visit a Honeywell facility currently producing N95 masks in Phoenix on May 5, 2020, his first major outing since the Coronavirus outbreak began.