House Passes $28 Million in Emergency Funding for Baby Formula Shortage

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Currents News Staff

The House of Representatives passed a pair of bills Wednesday night, May 18, to address the nationwide baby formula shortage.

One of the bills would provide $28-million dollars in emergency funding to the FDA to help alleviate the current shortfall. Part of the funding would be used to increase the number of FDA inspectors to speed up the process of getting formulas to market.

The second bill is called the Access To Baby Formula Act, which ensures families in the WIC program can continue to get formula during an emergency. That bill passed by a margin of 414 to nine, with the no votes all coming from House Republicans.

Both bills move to the Senate where their future is unclear because of the potential of Republican opposition.