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Here are the 9 Republicans who voted against a bill to help poor families buy baby formula amid the ongoing shortage

Added 05-19-22 03:14:02am EST - “Separately, 192 Republicans voted against a bill that would send the FDA $28 million to ensure that future baby formula shortages do not happen again.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Here are the 9 Republicans who voted against a bill to help poor families buy baby formula amid the ongoing shortage”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Nine Republicans voted against a bill in Congress that would help lower-income women secure baby formula for their children. 

Many Republicans crossed party lines to vote for HR 7791, the Access to Baby Formula Act, which passed the House on Wednesday with 414 "yes" votes. However, the bill — which comes amid a crisis where parents are struggling to procure baby formula for their children — was voted down by nine Republican lawmakers. 

The "no" votes were cast by GOP Reps. Andy Biggs, Lauren Boebert, Thomas Massie, Clay Higgins, Matt Gaetz, Chip Roy, Paul Gosar, Louie Gohmert, and Marjorie Taylor Greene. The bill now goes to a vote in the Senate. 

Rep. Jahana Hayes introduced HR 7791 by saying it would help families using benefits under the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program access more baby formula. This supplemental nutrition program for poorer women does limit the kinds of baby formula brands that WIC recipients can purchase, though the bill aims to resolve these limits. The bill also requires that formula manufacturers put in place contingencies to prevent supply disruptions. 

"I have heard directly from constituents who are searching for formula to no avail, and we are actively seeing the consequences of an essential service throttled by a monopoly industry during a time of unprecedented supply chain challenges," Hayes said in a press release.

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