WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-05) joined Congressmen John B. Larson (CT-01) and Joaquin Castro (TX-20) in a letter to the Biden Administration urging their continued action to address the infant and specialty formula shortage.
The White House has announced they are working with key formula manufacturers to increase production, cut red tape to speed imports, and quickly get these products back on the shelves. The letter encourages the Administration to continue its whole of government response and to treat these products as a priority in their broader supply chain resilience efforts.
"We are heartened by the actions already taken to address these shortages, including working with manufacturers to increase output, expediting approval on minor manufacturing and import requirements, facilitating more targeted retail distributions, and allowing disbursement of Abbott Nutrition products when medically necessary," wrote the Members. "We urge your Administration to continue 'around the clock' efforts to resolve shortages."
"We stand ready to work with you to provide whatever resources are needed to get formula back on the shelves and readily available," they concluded.
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