Amid a full-blown crisis for parents who need formula to feed their babies, more than 90% of House Republicans decided Wednesday that shortages lead to panic and despair. Hope isn’t really that big of a deal, with 192 (out of 208) GOP lawmakers voting against an emergency spending bill aimed at addressing the dreaded situation. Sorry, babies! They have rested.
While the bill, HR 7790, eventually passed, it wasn’t thanks to the cartoonish evil Republican lawmakers who are said to have been prompted by the House’s minority whipping. Steve Scalise vote “now”, declared that Nancy Pelosi pushed the bill “in the hope of covering up the incompetence of the administration by throwing more money at the FDA without a plan to actually fix the problem, all while not holding the FDA accountable.” Act — voted on the same day the White House said that Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to expedite formula production and distribution — providing $28 million in funding to the Food and Drug Administration to test formula manufactured in factories abroad and to prevent shortages due to supply chain disruptions. Of those who shot down the bills? Representative of Florida Kat Cammack, who last week tweeted one Photo formula milk at a detention center at the U.S. border and decried the feeding of infants of migrants in U.S. government custody, as required by law. Of course, Cammack was just one of many Republicans, including the famously shameless one. Cotton Tom and Marjorie Taylor Greene, who took pleasure in highlighting the formula shortfall and blamed Biden for it — which, based on Wednesday’s Republican actions, is clearly purely for show.
But HR 7790 is not the only formula bill voted on yesterday that a group of Republicans have tried to oppose. There is also HR 7791, which passed with 414 yes votes despite objections from GOP representatives. Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, Greene, Andy Biggs, Thomas Massie, Clay Higgins, Chip Roy, Paul Gosar, and Louie Gohmert. Law made by Representative Jahana Hayes, helping poor women access more formula through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which seems to be a bridge too far for conservatives who are said to be “advocating this life. The formula crisis comes amid news that the Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade, a move that Republicans cheered, which aligns with their longstanding mentality of caring only about the “holiness” of life until it emerges from the womb. it will self-perpetuate.
The bills will now move to the Senate, where… at least some Republican lawmakers have made it clear that they don’t know how supply and demand, among other things, work:
On Thursday, Pelosi hurled stones at her colleagues in the aisle, asking, “What’s the objection? That we don’t want to waste money on fussy kids asking for food? Ok, let’s have a debate? there. “
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/05/republicans-formula-bills-note-votes 192 Republicans Decide They’d Like Formula-Seeking Parents to Keep Suffering