Joe Biden Finally Invokes Defense Production Act on Baby Formula After Months of Failure

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President Joe Biden announced Wednesday he would invoke the Defense Production Act to ramp up the production of baby formula, after months of failing to address the crisis.

The White House released a video of Biden speaking from the Oval Office, reassuring parents he understood they were worried about their children.

“As a parent and a grandparent, I know just how stressful that is,” he said.

Biden’s action took place after 20 Democrats and Republicans, led by Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) introduced a resolution urging the president to act.

The president issued a memo to Secretary of Heath and Human Services Xavier Bacerra invoking the act, even though he insisted his administration had been working on it for “months.”

“The Federal Government has worked in the last several months to address the shortfall in infant formula, but additional measures are needed to ensure an adequate supply of infant formula in the United States,” he wrote.

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