Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement after Jen Psaki doubled down on the Biden administration’s decision to ship pallets of baby formula to the southern border in the midst of a nationwide shortage:
“Instead of showing any concern for desperate parents across the country or presenting any plan to address the nationwide baby formula shortage, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki doubled down on sending pallets of baby formula to Joe Biden’s catastrophic and inhumane open southern border with absolutely zero regard or mention for American babies going hungry.
"I will always bring the concerns of my constituents to the highest level, and families in my district are absolutely outraged at this crisis and the tone-deaf dismissal and lack of any urgent action from Joe Biden and his incompetent Administration.
“The White House has had months to address this crisis and abysmally failed. Months ago, I called for the FDA to take action on this looming crisis, and the Biden administration failed to provide a timely, substantive response. Like every other crisis he has created in America today, Joe Biden has no plan and he passes the buck. I will not stop standing up for American mothers, fathers, and grandparents who are trying to feed their babies. After all Jen Psaki, ‘It’s morally the right thing to do.’”
In February, Stefanik sent a letter calling on the FDA to address safety concerns regarding baby formula following a recall of powdered formulas after reports of related illness in infants.
This week, Stefanik and Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (R-IA) called on the FDA to provide a clear timeline for when baby formula inventory is expected to be sufficiently restocked as well as a long-term plan to minimize supply chain disruptions for baby formula.