So I see that “192 Republicans” is trending because 192 Republicans voted against the HR 7790 bill for supplemental funding for the FDA.
Twitter, which is still a Leftist disinformation site, is full of tweets saying the “Republicans voted against funding baby formula.”
CNN had an article which says this:
One of the bills passed by the House Wednesday evening — HR 7790 — would provide $28 million in emergency funding for the US Food and Drug Administration in an effort to help alleviate the current shortfall and head off future shortages. The bill was approved by a tally of 231 to 192.
The emergency funding would be used to increase the number of FDA inspection staff, provide resources for personnel working on formula issues, help the agency stop fraudulent baby formula from entering the US marketplace, and improve data collection on the formula market, according to a release from the House Appropriations Committee.
“This bill is the first step to help restock shelves and end this shortage,” House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat who introduced the legislation, said in a statement.
“Parents and caretakers across the country cannot wait — they need our support now. This bill takes important steps to restore supply in a safe and secure manner. Additionally, with these funds, FDA will be able to help to prevent this issue from occurring again,” she said.
I read the bill.
It provides $28 million to hire people to be inspection staff.
The money is for FDA salaries.
Tell me how this solves the problem of the formula shortage now.
They have to hire people, train them, put they through a probationary period, etc.
This money today might have more inspectors out in a year.
All the FDA has to do is let Abbott turn their factory back on since they didn’t find the contamination in the factory.
But that doesn’t justify new bureaucracy appropriations.
Not one dollar of this funding buys quality overseas formula from Europe.
Not one dollar goes to helping parents afford formula.
It’s salaries for bureaucrats that won’t start doing a job for a year.
This is a shakedown using a crisis as a cover.
The real shame is the 12 Republicans who voted for it, not the 192 who voted against it.
This is bullshit.