Congress, White House scramble to ease baby formula shortage

By: and - May 19, 2022 10:22 am

President Joe Biden directed Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to use Defense Department planes to more quickly import formula from overseas. (Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
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Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

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