Spanberger Statement on Conversation with White House Chief of Staff on Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after speaking one-on-one with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain about the ongoing formula shortage in Virginia and across the country.
“I spoke with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain yesterday and today about the urgency of this shortage. We discussed all possible avenues for getting formula back on the shelves so that parents who rely on it — as I did to feed my three daughters — know they will be able to feed their babies.
“We discussed tariff relief, initiating new and immediate imports, and the possibility of using the Defense Production Act. Any plan released by this administration must make sure that formula is stocked on our shelves for all Virginia parents, crack down on price gouging, and increase imports of formula from abroad. Quick action is needed, and the White House must take decisive action. In the longer term, I am pursuing legislation to ensure we don’t face this challenge again.”