Congress PASSES $28 million in emergency funding for baby formula shortage as Republicans slam White House ‘ineptitude’ and parents tear into Biden for taking too long to invoke the Defense Production Act during the nationwide crisis

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  • The House passed two bills to address the nationwide crisis late Wednesday
  • The first, passed  414-9, will allow low-income women to purchase more formula
  • $28million emergency funding package was approved on a 231-192 vote
  • Votes came hours after President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act
  • Parents struggling to feed kids said it should have been done weeks ago  
  • Republicans claim the legislation is covering the administration’s ‘ineptitude’  

The House of Representatives on Wednesday night passed a bill to provide $28million in emergency funding to address the baby formula crisis after parents blasted President Joe Biden for taking too long to invoke the Defense Production Act.

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Republicans said the legislation was covering up for the administration’s ‘ineptitude’ during the crisis and is only ‘throwing money at the FDA’ rather than fixing the problem.

The White House now insists the new moves will reverse the baby formula shortage after weeks of bare shelves, with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy telling MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday that supplies will increase in weeks.

 

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