Boebert votes against bill to help people access baby formula


House Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was one of nine House Republicans who voted against the Access to Baby Formula Act, a bill introduced to help  alleviate the national baby formula shortage. The bill passed on May 18, 2022 by a vote of 414-9.

Twenty six states have seen a 40-50% decrease in the amount of baby formula stocked in grocery stores after Abbott Laboratories closed a plant that manufactures the formula. Abbott initiated a recall and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered one of their plants to close after four babies who ate formula manufactured at the plant became infected with Cronobacter, a rare but serious infection that can lead to a lethal blood infection and meningitis. So far two infants have died.

About half of the infant formula in the country is purchased by low income people using federal supplemental nutrition benefits through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, but the program restricts the brands participants can buy. About 89% of all the infant formula people buy using WIC benefits is manufactured by Abbott Labs, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA). The Access to Baby Formula Act would loosen this restriction and allow WIC participants to buy other brands.

Boebert joked about the shortage, then voted against a bill to increase people’s ability to access formula

On May 13, Boebert joked about the shortage of baby formula on “The Dana Show,” a nationally-syndicated talk show. Boebert used the topic to take a dig at transgender Americans by saying “perhaps it’s from all the men who are becoming pregnant and cannot lactate on their own, so maybe that’s where this shortage is coming from.” Boebert then pivoted to blame the shortage on “all the pallets being sent to the southern border for all the illegal aliens breaking our laws to come into our country.” Boebert’s xenophobic comment reflects how Fox News has used the infant formula shortage as a way to demonize immigrants.

 

  11 comments for “Boebert votes against bill to help people access baby formula

  1. if the fda had worked with abbot over the never proven claims if contamination,
    in less than 7 months , there would be no need for a ‘bill’ for baby food.

    Enough of your Build Back Better q’WEF’s

    just put it back the fing way you found it and the adults will fix your damage

    • So what you’re saying is: Every sperm is sacred but go ahead and abort the babies AFTER they’re born with contaminated formula? “Freeeee market!” Also, why doesn’t the government do something about baby formula shortages. Then scream about gas and food prices, but sit there twiddling your thumbs while the GQP votes against price gouging. Sounds about right. Just keep throwing limp noodles against the wall until something sticks, yeah? Seems ya’ll are into economic pain for yourselves to “trigger the libs.” You should definitely keep it up. Buy some Bitcoin while you’re at it.

  2. How much you wanna bet Bobble Head used WIC and Food Stamps when she mass producing babies.

  3. When I was young, I read “Highlights for Children.” In it were two boys named Goofus and Gallant. Goofus delighted in others’ suffering. Gallant was the opposite. Meet Rep. Lauren Goofus.

  4. Representative Boebert is saying that if “undeserving” babies receive formula then other babies should sicken, starve, and die.

    She’s proud of supporting genocide of American infants.

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