The Federal Response to Baby Formula Shortage is a Disgrace

With every passing day the Biden administration holds the White House, it finds another way to put the squeeze on the American people. This time, that involves shortages in baby formula.

Baby formula shortages are no joke; in many cases, this is life or death for infants who rely upon this supply. Naturally, many parents are panicking and taking hours-long trips across the nation in order to find even just one bottle of baby formula.

Of course, countless Americans are looking for the federal government to take action. However, the response from our nation’s leaders leaves much to be desired.

The White House made it known that this is something they’re aware of and looking to fix. Given this administration’s track record, this claim is far from comforting.

Then, to add insult to injury, a planned congressional hearing on baby formula shortages is weeks away, as reported by Twitchy.

A Slap in the Face of America’s Parents
Parents across the nation don’t have weeks to wait for baby formula to become available again. However, this doesn’t seem to matter much to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. This week, the body announced that its hearing on the matter will take place on Wednesday, May 25.

In the meantime, babies who need formula on an hourly basis are apparently supposed to fend for themselves. This is a horrible look for Congress. Lawmakers, in the past, have taken much swifter action on other matters.

Waiting for nearly two weeks to hold a hearing on baby formula shortages speaks volumes about how little the federal government actually prioritizes this.

In the meantime, parents are being advised to seek out generic baby formulas as substitutes. Yet, depending on the infant, generic baby formula does not always work.

In Other News
As Congress is telling parents to hold their horses on baby formula for at least 13 more days, they managed to approve a round of new aid to Ukraine within a fraction of this time.

Congress was also able to put together a vote on codifying Roe v. Wade in a timeframe that was well under two weeks. Many Americans would love to see some of this same energy directed towards a crisis that is impacting the nation’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens.

Some people have even pointed out that it’s easier for children to be aborted than fed with baby formula these days. Sadly, while ordinary parents struggle, elitist lawmakers appear content to put their feet up and get to this issue when it best suits them.