Who voted for the baby formula bill in Congress
If I may have the audacity to speak for all, America’s infants would like to express how grateful they are to have played an important role in the Republican Party’s strategy for the 2022 midterm elections. over the past few weeks. It was an honor that delighted them even to the slippers Meemaw knitted for them. Now, if it’s okay with Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise, they would all like to come back to, you know, while eating now. Of Washington Post:
House GOP leaders were among 192 Republicans who voted against giving the Food and Drug Administration $28 million in aid to address the baby formula shortage – days after criticizing President Biden for not doing enough on the issue. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (California), Whip Steve Scalise (La.) and Conference President Elise Stefanik (NY) voted Wednesday night against the measure to provide new FDA funding, which the House approved in a largely partisan vote of 231 to 192. Twelve Republicans broke ranks and joined Democrats in backing the money.
Wow. Twelve Republicans have resisted their party’s general election strategy with a soul. This development greatly disappointed rep Steve Scalise, who thought he had sucked up the last of these for his collection.
“Instead of working with Republicans to find bipartisan solutions to the problem, Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi scrapped this legislation yesterday in hopes of covering up the administration’s incompetence by pouring extra money into the FDA without any plan to actually fix the problem, while not holding the FDA accountable,” Scalise said in an advisory urging Republican lawmakers to vote against the measure.
The formula shortage, caused primarily by a combination of pandemic-related supply chain issues and the former president’s trade deal with Canada, was the topic of discussion. of the day for Republicans over the past few weeks. It was a way for them to demonstrate that they care about the post-born while celebrating their impending triumph over the pre-born. (LG&M’s Scott Lemieux reminds us of Barney Frank’s legendary legend that the GOP believes life begins at conception and ends at birth.) Not that they planned to do anything about it, notice. So when the president acted on his own, their concern about starving America’s babies evaporated.
Take, for example, Rep. Elise Stefanik, New York’s top gift of colossal hypocrisy. It was her rough handling of the formula shortage that led her to…Legendarily defamatory tweet in which she called Democrats “pedo hustlers.” Did Stefanik vote for the bill on Thursday? You’re kidding, aren’t you?
Stefanik, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and other House Republican women on Wednesday introduced a competing measure called the “Babies Need More Formula Now Act” to make it easier to get infant formula at the foreign by American parents. “Joe Biden’s failed leadership is responsible for America’s infant formula crisis,” Stefanik said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Lily Tomlin is as right as Barney Frank: no matter how cynical you are, it’s impossible to keep up.
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