The shortage of baby formula in the U.S. is increasingly becoming a huge problem for Americans with infants:
A nationwide shortage of baby formula is particularly acute in some U.S. states, where parents report going to stores in search of the product only to find empty shelves.
At retailers across the U.S., 43% of the top-selling baby formula products were out of stock as of the week ending May 8, according to the most recent analysis from Datasembly, which tracks baby formula stock at more than 11,000 stores. Formula was even scarcer in five states, where more than half of the top-selling products were missing from stores.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee, which of course the Democrats control, plans to take action and hold hearings on the crisis. However, they don‚Äôt seem to be in any particular rush:
House E&C Committee will hold a hearing on baby formula shortages on MAY 25
‚ÄĒ Kelly Phares (@kellyfphares) May 11, 2022
So‚Ä¶ two whole weeks from now? Yep, that does appear to be the case:
Breaking: The House Energy and Commerce Committee just scheduled a hearing on infant formula shortages for May 25. pic.twitter.com/GLE93iunxZ
‚ÄĒ David Lim (@davidalim) May 11, 2022
Hey, what‚Äôs the hurry? (Cue eye roll)
Wow, my grand eats approx every 3 hours but sure, let‚Äôs wait TWO WEEKS. ūüôĄ https://t.co/e7Td50q0A3
‚ÄĒ Kristi (@Kristi_Weaver4) May 11, 2022
Get the FDA in there!!! They need to answer for this.
‚ÄĒ Christina Pushaw ūüźä ūüáļūüáł (@ChristinaPushaw) May 11, 2022
We‚Äôre expecting the same level of accountability that‚Äôs usually on display from this administration, which is ZERO.
Here‚Äôs an excellent idea that might speed things up when it comes to congressional hearings:
Two weeks from now?! Tell them there's a shortage in Ukraine. They'd schedule a hearing this afternoon.
‚ÄĒ 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 likely by close of business.
‚ÄĒ Ozzie West (@OzzieWestMI) May 11, 2022
All with plenty of Republican assistance.
May 25? they passed 40 billion in a few days? I guess our Children aren't worth that much. Time for DC to disband break up BIG GOVT
‚ÄĒ Patr! (@Patrick38507339) May 11, 2022
It‚Äôs not like it‚Äôs a problem NOW, but I guess the House needs to find new ways to send money to Ukraine.
Hungry babies will just have to wait their turn. https://t.co/CikN4BEOrT
‚ÄĒ Aaron (RIP Doug) (@cleverhandleguy) May 11, 2022
Talk about messed up ‚Äúpriorities.‚ÄĚ