You are currently viewing Senator: Biden Should Use Defense Production Act to Boost Baby Formula Supply

Senator: Biden Should Use Defense Production Act to Boost Baby Formula Supply

A New York senator said that President should consider using the Defense Production Act to boost baby formula supply amid a nationwide shortage as Republicans accused the White House of prioritizing sending formula to holding facilities for illegal immigrants at the border.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) told NPR that she will ask the president to consider using the provision to get more companies to manufacture baby formula, describing it as a “life or death issue.”

Some mothers are “having to choose between taking their children to the nearest emergency room just in desperation for formula, or putting their kids on feeding tubes,” she explained.

Earlier this year, Abbott Laboratories issued a recall of certain products that were made at its facility in Sturgis, Michigan, amid a Food and Drug Administration investigation into whether its formula was contaminated with a form of bacteria that led to several sick infants. The

..... (Read more by following the post link below)

This post was originally published on this site

Also See...