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The meatpacking industry worked with Trump officials to avoid health restrictions and force employees to continue work during the pandemic—and helped write a draft of an executive order to keep meat plants open—according to a new report by House Democrats.

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The reportby the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, found Tyson Food’s legal team drafted an executive order signed by Trump in April 2020 that invoked the Defense Production Act to ensure meatpacking plants continued operations despite the Covid health risks they posed.