Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) joined Congressmen Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Tom Emmer (MN-06) in sending a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, demanding answers as to when the FDA was aware of the ongoing baby formula shortage, what they have done to address the crisis, and how they plan on preventing another shortage in the future.

“The supply chain crisis and inflation caused by President Biden’s irresponsible policies are unacceptable,” said Rep. Fischbach. “Now, when parents across Minnesota cannot find formula and their babies’ lives are at risk, there is still no sense of urgency from this Administration. This is unacceptable and I expect swift answers to our questions and decisive actions to end this catastrophe.”

Congressman Stauber stated, “As a father of five, including two young children, I understand how hard it’s been to find formula and necessities because of President Biden’s supply chain and inflation crises. It’s absolutely unconscionable that as we parents are scrambling to feed and care for our children, this Administration has taken no meaningful action to provide relief to families in Minnesota and across the country. This crisis cannot be taken lightly, and it didn’t have to be this way. We need answers and solutions now.”

Congressman Emmer added, “Formula is the farthest thing from a luxury. For nearly 20% of U.S. infants, it is an absolutely essential source of nutrition, and any shortage is nothing short of a crisis. American families must not be forced to pay the price for the Biden Administration’s supply chain failures.”

Full text of the letter can be found here.