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Leader Rodgers Demands Floor Vote for Oversight on Biden’s Baby Formula Crisis


09.21.22

Energy and Commerce Democrats Agree He has Failed Parents and Babies


BREAKING NEWS: For parents, President Biden and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must answer for empty baby and infant formula shelves. 

Republicans and Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee JUST favorably reported Congressman Tim Walberg’s (R-MI) H. Res. 1287, which requests certain documents from the administration related to its delayed and disastrous response to this supply crisis.  

Now, House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) is demanding Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) bring this resolution to the floor. 

“Parentswho are already struggling to afford groceries, gas, and electricity billsstill can’t find the baby formula they need,” said Rodgers. “President Joe Biden owes them answers. For months, my Republican colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee have been calling for complete transparency from his administration on why it repeatedly failed to act with urgency to address supply shortages and empty shelves. Today, Democrats on the Committee agreed. Now, we are demanding Speaker Pelosi bring this resolution to the floor and require the administration to hand over documents for robust and proper oversight of this crisis.  We should do everything we can to make sure the administration is held accountable so these failures never happen again.” 

NOTE: H. Res. 1287 was reported favorably by the Energy and Commerce Committee by a bipartisan vote of (54-0). This comes after Republicans repeatedly called for the Biden administration to be completely transparent to moms and dads struggling to find baby formula. In July, Leader Rodgers, Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Oversight Subcommittee Republican Leader Morgan Griffith (R-VA) requested the FDA produce memos and reports sent to the White House about this crisis. To date, the FDA has not shared a complete response to these requests with the Committee despite promises to do so.

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