UPDATED 10:05 AM PT – Thursday, May 12, 2022
House Republicans led by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) are demanding a plan of action from the Biden administration to fix the baby formula shortages. While speaking from Capitol Hill Thursday, she called this a crisis across America as parents desperately try to find access to baby formula.
Out of stock rates for baby formula has risen by over 40 percent nationwide. Due to this alarming shortage increase, the GOP lawmakers urged the Democrat-controlled government to find a real solution. They pointed out that this is problem Americans should never have to face.
“We as House Republicans continue to demand answers from the FDA and unsurprisingly when I reached out in February from my office to the FDA we received no substantive response,” explained Rep. Stefanik. “Joe Biden simply has no plan.”
Rep. @EliseStefanik: "Joe Biden simply has NO PLAN" to deal with the baby formula shortage.
"When Biden's White House was asked about the shortage, they laughed." pic.twitter.com/7bv5KxCw8m
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 12, 2022
The New York Republican noted that the White House has plans to hold a hearing in two weeks to address the crisis. She took to Twitter to state, ” parents can’t wait two weeks!” Stefanik asserted that this is a “pathetic” effort to find an answer to the issue at hand. She explained that this shortage is causing panic for millions of American families.
Retail giants like CVS and Walmart have placed limits on the amount of formula consumers can purchase both in-person and online. These shortages come amid rising inflation and recent product recalls.