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Bergman votes against emergency bill to address baby formula shortage

Jack Bergman voted against the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Many parents are struggling to feed their babies, and the crisis is hitting poorer, rural families disproportionately hard. If you're in a position to contribute to my campaign for Congress, I intend to replace Jack Bergman and provide upcoming generations the opportunity to thrive.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — My opponent, Rep. Jack Bergman, voted against an emergency bill that would provide the FDA resources to address the nationwide baby formula shortage.

The U.S. has faced the shortage since Abbott Nutrition issued a recall after babies suffered bacterial infections from formula ingestion in Michigan.

About half of all formula in Michigan is purchased by low-income families. Each month, more than 200,000 moms, babies, and children receive nutritious food from Michigan's WIC program, which relies on exclusive contracts with formula manufacturers. Abbot supplies nearly 90% of formula to 1st District mothers in the program.

The bill passed without my opponent's support and will address the shortage by taking important steps to quickly restore supply in a safe and secure manner. It also includes funding to combat supply chain issues.

This legislation will alleviate struggle for our most vulnerable citizens, yet my opponent voted 'No.' Jack Bergman continues ignore the needs of the 1st District. He is voting directly against desperate mothers and babies.

Families are struggling to feed their children and my opponent turned his back.


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