The formula shortage has caused tremendous stress for families who rely upon federally funded food assistance programs.
Expanding Medicaid to cover lactation services could help fight reproductive injustice in Southern states.
“The nationwide formula shortage is a story of corporate power and monopolies,” said Rep. Ilhan Omar.
New documents show Abbott issued stock buybacks instead of investing in equipment that could have saved babies’ lives.
Republicans have spent the last weeks blaming the shortage squarely on President Joe Biden.
In a letter, the lawmakers asked Biden to take every action available to him to ease the shortage.
Currently the U.S. government subsidizes only a few formula brands. Overhauling this system would combat monopolization.
The current sole-source system allowing market monopolies within government aid programs puts babies at risk.