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Baby Formula Shortage Sparks Democratic Inquiry, GOP Attack

A nearly empty baby formula display shelf at a Target store in Orlando, Florida, on May 8.

A nearly empty baby formula display shelf at a Target store in Orlando, Florida, on May 8.

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Democrats are scrambling to address a baby formula shortage, as Republicans add it to their election-year criticisms of the Biden administration.

Top House Democrats discussed the issue in closed-door meetings Wednesday morning. Hours later, Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) announced the Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight panel will hold a May 25 hearing on it, and Pallone said he’ll also meet with the Food and Drug Administration “to try to determine what they can do better.”