Repubs vote no to funds for Infant Formula

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WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders were among the 192 Republicans who voted against providing $28 million in aid to the Food and Drug Administration to address the shortage of baby formula — within days of criticizing President Biden for not doing enough on the issue.

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California, whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and conference chair Elise Stefanik of New York voted late Wednesday against the measure to provide new FDA funding, which the House approved on a largely party-line vote of 231 to 192. Twelve Republicans broke ranks and joined with Democrats in backing the money.
 

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WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders were among the 192 Republicans who voted against providing $28 million in aid to the Food and Drug Administration to address the shortage of baby formula — within days of criticizing President Biden for not doing enough on the issue.

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California, whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and conference chair Elise Stefanik of New York voted late Wednesday against the measure to provide new FDA funding, which the House approved on a largely party-line vote of 231 to 192. Twelve Republicans broke ranks and joined with Democrats in backing the money.

Why should the FDA get more money?

That's utter nonsense.
 

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WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders were among the 192 Republicans who voted against providing $28 million in aid to the Food and Drug Administration to address the shortage of baby formula — within days of criticizing President Biden for not doing enough on the issue.

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California, whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and conference chair Elise Stefanik of New York voted late Wednesday against the measure to provide new FDA funding, which the House approved on a largely party-line vote of 231 to 192. Twelve Republicans broke ranks and joined with Democrats in backing the money.

So they need more money to do the job they've already been paid to do?? You're a funny dude, 2Lyin.
 

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The plant that was shut down will begin production again soon. Until then formula will need to be imported. If the manufacyurer of formula had better production safeguards this could have been averted.
The Repubs are only interested in making the government look bad - even though they are a part of it and bear responsibility for their actions.
 

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WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders were among the 192 Republicans who voted against providing $28 million in aid to the Food and Drug Administration to address the shortage of baby formula — within days of criticizing President Biden for not doing enough on the issue.

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California, whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and conference chair Elise Stefanik of New York voted late Wednesday against the measure to provide new FDA funding, which the House approved on a largely party-line vote of 231 to 192. Twelve Republicans broke ranks and joined with Democrats in backing the money.
You really need to learn to do basic fact checking before you post. Providing formula was not the issue. The big check for a ln agency that has plenty of money already how ever is. Why can't the democrats who control government shift funds to cover the expense?
 

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The plant that was shut down will begin production again soon. Until then formula will need to be imported. If the manufacyurer of formula had better production safeguards this could have been averted.
The Repubs are only interested in making the government look bad - even though they are a part of it and bear responsibility for their actions.
Again you have no evidence to support any of that. There us no need to increase spending for this.
 

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WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders were among the 192 Republicans who voted against providing $28 million in aid to the Food and Drug Administration to address the shortage of baby formula — within days of criticizing President Biden for not doing enough on the issue.

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California, whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and conference chair Elise Stefanik of New York voted late Wednesday against the measure to provide new FDA funding, which the House approved on a largely party-line vote of 231 to 192. Twelve Republicans broke ranks and joined with Democrats in backing the money.

Why does the FDA need another $28 MM? What are they going to do with it?
 

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The plant that was shut down will begin production again soon. Until then formula will need to be imported. If the manufacyurer of formula had better production safeguards this could have been averted.
The Repubs are only interested in making the government look bad - even though they are a part of it and bear responsibility for their actions.

Good job at avoiding the question of why they need more funding, 2Lyin.
 

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The plant that was shut down will begin production again soon. Until then formula will need to be imported. If the manufacyurer of formula had better production safeguards this could have been averted.
The Repubs are only interested in making the government look bad - even though they are a part of it and bear responsibility for their actions.

Importing formula from Europe is against the law.
 
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The plant that was shut down will begin production again soon. Until then formula will need to be imported. If the manufacyurer of formula had better production safeguards this could have been averted.
The Repubs are only interested in making the government look bad - even though they are a part of it and bear responsibility for their actions.
Dumb post. Do you remember the $190b approved for schools so they can open safely? That was a year ago, schools opened, and 80% of the money still hasn't been spent.

Same here. By your own admission the plant that was shut down will be back in production long before this bill is passed and the money is spent.

BTW, four babies taking the formula developed bacterial infections, two of whom died. Abbott has said there is no link between its formula and the illnesses. Neither you or I are in a position to dispute that claim.
 

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No need to increase spending for the FDA to do their job.

Importing formula is tied up in federal regulations. Again, if the FDA was going to do something about this, they should have done it a couple of months ago before this shortage hit.
 

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WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders were among the 192 Republicans who voted against providing $28 million in aid to the Food and Drug Administration to address the shortage of baby formula — within days of criticizing President Biden for not doing enough on the issue.

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California, whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and conference chair Elise Stefanik of New York voted late Wednesday against the measure to provide new FDA funding, which the House approved on a largely party-line vote of 231 to 192. Twelve Republicans broke ranks and joined with Democrats in backing the money.
Who knew the FDA was manufacturing baby formula now?
 

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The plant that was shut down will begin production again soon. Until then formula will need to be imported. If the manufacyurer of formula had better production safeguards this could have been averted.
The Repubs are only interested in making the government look bad - even though they are a part of it and bear responsibility for their actions.
Who knew the FDA was importing baby formula now?
 

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And I bet no one reading that headline actually read the bill.

For an additional amount for “Salaries and Expenses”, $28,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2023, shall be available to address the current shortage of FDA-regulated infant formula and certain medical foods in the United States and to prevent future shortages, including such steps as may be necessary to prevent fraudulent products from entering the United States market: Provided, That the Commissioner of Food and Drugs shall report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate on a weekly basis on obligations of funding under this heading in this Act to address the shortage of infant formula and certain medical foods in the United States: Provided further, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 4001(a)(1) and section 4001(b) of S. Con. Res. 14 (117th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2022.


Not one mention of how to address the shortage (like, take it from the stockpile being given to illegals). It just says funds will be available.

Damn right it should have been voted down.
 

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The plant that was shut down will begin production again soon. Until then formula will need to be imported. If the manufacyurer of formula had better production safeguards this could have been averted.
The Repubs are only interested in making the government look bad - even though they are a part of it and bear responsibility for their actions.

Well, then since the Biden Administration cased the problem, then the people that supported these clowns can pay to fix their cluster fu*k.
 

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WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders were among the 192 Republicans who voted against providing $28 million in aid to the Food and Drug Administration to address the shortage of baby formula — within days of criticizing President Biden for not doing enough on the issue.

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California, whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and conference chair Elise Stefanik of New York voted late Wednesday against the measure to provide new FDA funding, which the House approved on a largely party-line vote of 231 to 192. Twelve Republicans broke ranks and joined with Democrats in backing the money.
The FDA needs $28M to address the baby formula shortage? Seriously?

It doesn’t take $28M to verify that the makers of Similac have resolved their bacterial issues at their plant. That’s simply part of the FDA’s normal duties and is already funded in the FDA’s normal budget.

Congress throwing $28M at this is nothing short of politics to fabricate the sense that they are doing something when they are doing nothing.
 
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The plant that was shut down will begin production again soon. Until then formula will need to be imported. If the manufacyurer of formula had better production safeguards this could have been averted.
The Repubs are only interested in making the government look bad - even though they are a part of it and bear responsibility for their actions.
Lol. Praise us! We screwed up formulas then used government money to fix it. What an accomplishment!

it’s like asking for credit for getting the car fixed after you wrecked it.
 
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Lol. Praise us! We screwed up formulas then used government money to fix it. What an accomplishment!

it’s like asking for credit for getting the car fixed after you wrecked it.
The government did not run the plant that produced formula that killed at least 2 children. I don't think we want our government running all our companies. We should expect private businesses to produce things that don't kill innocent consumers.
 
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The government did not run the plant that produced formula that killed at least 2 children. I don't think we want our government running all our companies. We should expect private businesses to produce things that don't kill innocent consumers.

The plant didn't kill any kids according to the CDC investigation. But keep that narrative going.
 

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Importing formula. Fire up some military transports. Tell congressmen like Nancy to stay home for awhile. From what I understand, the only complicated part is making sure the formula has mixing instructions in English. That doesn’t take $28 million.

The plants have apparently fixed their plants and only need to pass inspection. My understanding is that there were a couple big ticket machines that had to be replaced. Low interest loans to expedite installation could have helped—unless supply chain issues were a problem. Then the Defense Production Act may have been necessary.

Government just doesn’t work quickly in the best of times. And these are not good times.
 

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The government did not run the plant that produced formula that killed at least 2 children. I don't think we want our government running all our companies. We should expect private businesses to produce things that don't kill innocent consumers.
Right. They shut it down then had so much red tape they couldn’t reopen. Read the planet manage and company CEO comments
 

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The FDA needs $28M to address the baby formula shortage? Seriously?

It doesn’t take $28M to verify that the makers of Similac have resolved their bacterial issues at their plant. That’s simply part of the FDA’s normal duties and is already funded in the FDA’s normal budget.

Congress throwing $28M at this is nothing short of politics to fabricate the sense that they are doing something when they are doing nothing.
Formula will be shipping long before that money could be distributed.
 

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Import formula to meet immediate need.
Ok, help me out here.. the govt is going to spend $28 m to import formula when foreign companies already produce it and ship or could ship but are “barred” from our market by high import tariffs. Why not just remove the tariffs and let the foreigners compete here?
If the cost is for the Air Force planes, why not just use the flights as training hours? Pilots are required to fly x hours each month for proficiency. It’s part of the dod budget.
Are we using the $28m to buy the formula and give it away?