The shortage of infant formula in the United States is becoming more and more a huge problem for Americans with children:
A nationwide shortage of infant formula is particularly acute in some U.S. states, where parents report going to stores looking for the product only to find empty shelves.
According to the most recent analysis from Datasembly, which tracks infant formula stocks in more than 11,000 stores at retailers in the United States, 43% of the best-selling infant products were out of stock in the week ending May 8. Formula was even more scarce in five states, where more than half of the best-selling products were missing from stores.
The Chamber’s Energy and Commerce Commission, which the Democrats obviously control, plans to act and hold hearings on the crisis. However, they don’t seem to be in a particular rush:
On May 25, the House E&C Committee will hold a hearing on the shortage of formulas for children
– Kelly Phares (@kellyfphares) May 11, 2022
So … in two full weeks? Yes, it appears to be like this:
Breaking: The House’s Energy and Trade Committee has just scheduled a hearing on infant food shortages for May 25. pic.twitter.com/GLE93iunxZ
– David Lim (@davidalim) May 11, 2022
Hey, what’s the rush? (eye roll cue)
Wow, my grandpa eats about every 3 hours but sure, let’s wait TWO WEEKS. https://t.co/e7Td50q0A3
– Kristi (@ Kristi_Weaver4) May 11, 2022
Get the FDA in !!! They have to answer for it.
– Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) May 11, 2022
We expect the same level of accountability that is usually shown by this administration, which is ZERO.
Here’s an excellent idea that could speed things up when it comes to Congressional hearings:
In two weeks?! Tell them there is a shortage in Ukraine. They were planning a hearing this afternoon.
– AdamInHTownTX (not a biologist) (@AdamInHTownTX) May 11, 2022
Is there any doubt that would actually be the case?
And Congress would throw in $ 40,000,000,000.00 probably by the end of business.
– Ozzie West (@OzzieWestMI) May 11, 2022
all with a lot of Republican assistance.
May 25? have they exceeded 40 billion in a few days? I guess our children aren’t worth much. It is time for the DC to disband and disband the GREAT GOVT
– Father! (@ Patrick38507339) May 11, 2022
It is not that NOW is a problem, but I believe that the House needs to find new ways to send money to Ukraine.
Hungry children will just have to wait their turn. https://t.co/CikN4BEOrT
– Aaron (RIP Doug) (@cleverhandleguy) May 11, 2022
Talk about messed up “priorities”.