This is another step the Senate is taking to help alleviate this terrible shortage in baby formula. Proud to co-sponsor this legislation to provide flexibility in the WIC program to support mothers and families in WV.
Earlier this week, I expressed my sadness and frustration after the tragic mass shootings around the country.
Americans are waiting for the Senate to vote on two background checks bills,and , which passed the House in March 2021.
Every day that passes without Congressional action for gun safety is a disservice to those who are grieving and all Americans who have a right to live a safe future.
In a letter to Minority Leader McConnell in March, we urged him to allow a vote on these commonsense reforms that can curb the rise of gun violence in our communities. Nothing should stand in the way of protecting the lives of the people we represent.
For equality & justice for all we need the. An arbitrary, decades-old deadline shouldn’t stop women & girls from having their rights guaranteed in the Constitution. It’s beyond time for # to come to the Senate floor.
As we work to enact gun violence prevention measures like #, we also must pass our Stop Violence Act, which would help protect churches, schools and grocery stores through common sense-security investments — from shatterproof glass windows to emergency response systems & more.
Restaurants & small businesses are still reeling from the economic impacts of COVID – assistance is needed to help them stay afloat.
Disappointed the Senate wouldn’t act today to support these local institutions that create jobs & drive local economic growth.
Thanks for your advocacy! We need to pass bipartisan legislation in the Senate because it willand provide funding for 3,776 Wisconsin restaurants that applied for grants and need them to keep their doors open and move their small business forward.
Absolutely- I voted againstbc it has no impact on the current crisis and reward bad agency behavior. This one-page bill is just a $28M increase for FDA salaries. That’s it. If baby formula shortage was caused by an underfunded FDA, this would help. But it wasn’t. (1/3)
The formula shortage was due to bureaucratic dithering at FDA on reopening Abbott’s Sturgis facility, and exacerbated by protectionist import policies + market inflexibility due to WIC single-source contracts. I voted in support of, which addresses latter 2 issues. (2/3)
Finally, apart from not doing anything to solve current crisis,would be rewarding an agency that is performing its mission poorly with more money without connecting the funds requested to better achieving the mission. The moral hazard is self-evident. (3/3)
MyStudy Bill just passed the Senate unanimously!
Yesterday,passed two bills in our chamber that help solve the baby formula shortage. These bills specifically help get more formula on shelves and help families in need continue to use WIC to buy formula in times of crisis.
I was disappointed that one of these bills,, passed with hardly any support from Republicans. In order to overcome this crisis, both parties need to put politics aside and work together.
I urge my Senate colleagues to pass both of these vital pieces of legislation asap!
Cited source — cnn.com
Today, I voted YES to pass, the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act, & , the Access to Baby Formula Act.
These vital bills will ensure access to safe infant formula & provide immediate emergency funding to address the shortage.