Congress, White House scramble to ease baby formula shortage

The Biden administration plans to use the Defense Production Act to force manufacturers to step up production

By: and - May 19, 2022 12:37 pm
baby formula in big box store

Baby formula is offered for sale at a big box store in January in Chicago, Illinois. It’s been in short supply for several months around the country. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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