House passes $28 million baby formula shortage bill

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Shelves typically stocked with baby formula sit mostly empty at a store in San Antonio, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Parents across the U.S. are scrambling to find baby formula because supply disruptions and a massive safety recall have swept many leading brands off store shelves. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

(NewsNation) — Aiming to fix the nationwide baby formula shortage, the House of Representatives passed a bill allocating $28 million to boost resources at the Food and Drug Administration.

The bill passed by a party-line vote of 231-192 Wednesday. It’s unclear whether the Senate will do the same.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut) said money from the bill would increase FDA staffing to help inspect domestic and international suppliers, prevent fraudulent products from getting onto store shelves and acquire better data on the…

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