Florida’s Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are trying to help families make it through the devastating nationwide baby formula shortage.
Multiple Senators joined Rubio and Scott in introducing the “Urgently Feeding America’s Babies Act.”
Sen. Rubio & colleagues introduced the Urgently Feeding America’s Babies Act to direct the Biden Administration to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase the supply of infant formula. https://t.co/kRVQ2gXTvJ
— Senator Rubio Press (@SenRubioPress) May 16, 2022
The bill calls for the White House to import formula from Europe using the “Defense Production Act. ”
Many American mothers are already buying baby formula from Europe even though it is illegal and not FDA approved (HiPP and Holle are the most popular brands)
They purchase the European formula through third-party vendors. Some overseas companies like Organic Baby Shop and Beyond Organic Baby, advertise heavily online.
And without regulation, they may pose a real risk to the babies who depend on them, according to the FDA.
Rubio says the crisis is putting the lives of America’s babies in jeopardy