Using the "National Defense Production Act" to increase milk powder production is very hard for the Democratic Party to fight for the midterm elections


2022-05-19: [Article Link]  In the year of the re-election (mid-term election) of the United States Congress, the issue of “milk powder” has become increasingly topical. The federal government is reluctant to hesitate, with the Democratic President, Joseph Biden, declaring a “big move” on 18 May, using the Defense Production Act to speed up infant and child formula production, and authorizing the military to launch special operations to transport imported milk powder. First, the Democrats in Congress proposed an emergency allocation bill of US$ 28,000,000 to address the domestic milk crisis. Then the President announced his decision to use the Defence Production Act to “ensure that producers have the necessary raw materials to produce safe and healthy infant and child formulas in the country,” and that suppliers of raw materials must give priority to producers. Infant and child formula powder is thus given the same “treatment” as the covid-19 vaccine. On May 13, in Virginia, United States of America, there was an extensive shortage of baby formula powdered milk shelves in a supermarket. Xinhua Agency Reporter Liu Jiecho Biden has also authorized the Department of Defense, among others, to carry out “Operation Air Transporting Milk Powder”, using civilian aircraft contracted with the military to transport milk powder from abroad to the United States that meets United States Food and Drug Administration standards, “as was the case with the delivery of goods in the early days of the Covid-19 epidemic”. The shortage of formula for infants and young children in the United States has persisted for several months, initially due to a lack of supply chains and a shortage of workers. In February of this year, the United States’ largest milk-powder provider, Aappé, called back several formula powders for product safety, and shut down the factories involved, adding to the “dry milk powder.” Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States show that in the United States, only one quarter of all newborns born in 2017 were exclusively breastfed during the first six months, which means that most infants and young children depend on formula milk powder. On May 13, in Rosemeade, California, United States of America, there was an extensive shortage of baby formula powdered milk in a supermarket (photos of mobile phones). The Associated Press reported that about 98 per cent of infant and child formula powders in the United States market are home-grown and that foreign producers face multiple barriers to entering the United States market, including stringent research and production standards set by the United States Drug Control Agency. According to the Commodity Data Company “Data Collection” survey, the average stock of milk powder for 11,000 infant and child formula retailers in the United States was 43 per cent at the beginning of May, well above the level of 2 to 8 per cent in the first seven months of last year. According to media reports, a number of infants are hospitalized for health problems related to the replacement of milk powder. Social media also spread home-made milk posters, warning medical practitioners of safety risks and malnutrition. On May 13, in Rosemeade, California, United States of America, there was an extensive shortage of baby formula powdered milk in a supermarket (photos of mobile phones). The Associated Press observed that the mid-term election year, the “milk powder waste”, had become a new topic used by Republicans to attack Democrats after high inflation, immigration and violent crime. Members of the Republican Federal Congress of Florida, Kate Kammark, recently shared in social media a photograph allegedly provided by members of the United States Border Patrol, showing that several cans of infant and child formula powder were on the shelf in a border patrol facility in Texas. Conservatives and the media use this to accuse the Democratic government of supplying large amounts of milk powder to migrants on the US-Mexican border, despite the shortage of milk powder in the United States. The Republican Governor of Texas, Greg Albert, is “disgusting.” March 29th, pedestrians marched on the National Plaza in Washington, D.C. Xinhua Agency Reporter, Liu Jie. The Democrats blame the shortage of milk powder on the corporate “wealth and monopoly”. The House Democrat introduced a bill on 17 December, which plans to allocate US$ 28,000,000 to increase the staff of the Food and Drug Administration, strengthen inspections of United States and overseas milk producers and prevent counterfeit and poor milk powder from entering the market. The leader of the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives said that the Democratic Party would not allow the American people “to face the crisis alone... we are with them.” Hoye said that when the House voted on the legislation, “we will see who is with them”. This is the White House in Washington, D.C., on February 21. The Republicans accused the Democrats of being too slow in dealing with the “milk powder crisis.” The New York Republican Federal Congressman Alice Stephennik said that she had called on the Biden government months ago to deal with the milk powder shortage, “this should never have happened in the United States.” The US government and Congress were quick to respond to the “milk powder crisis” in Ukraine. The allocation of $40 billion in additional aid to Ukraine was approved by the Chamber of Deputies on 10 days and is awaiting a Senate vote. “American mothers cannot buy baby formula, but send $40 billion to Ukraine.” Marjorie Taylor Green, Republican Congressman of Georgia, blames him.


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Using the "National Defense Production Act" to increase milk powder production is very hard for the Democratic Party to fight for the midterm elections


2022-05-19: [Article Link]  In the year of the re-election (mid-term election) of the United States Congress, the issue of “milk powder” has become increasingly topical. The federal government is reluctant to hesitate, with the Democratic President, Joseph Biden, declaring a “big move” on 18 May, using the Defense Production Act to speed up infant and child formula production, and authorizing the military to launch special operations to transport imported milk powder. First, the Democrats in Congress proposed an emergency allocation bill of US$ 28,000,000 to address the domestic milk crisis. Then the President announced his decision to use the Defence Production Act to “ensure that producers have the necessary raw materials to produce safe and healthy infant and child formulas in the country,” and that suppliers of raw materials must give priority to producers. Infant and child formula powder is thus given the same “treatment” as the covid-19 vaccine. On May 13, in Virginia, United States of America, there was an extensive shortage of baby formula powdered milk shelves in a supermarket. Xinhua Agency Reporter Liu Jiecho Biden has also authorized the Department of Defense, among others, to carry out “Operation Air Transporting Milk Powder”, using civilian aircraft contracted with the military to transport milk powder from abroad to the United States that meets United States Food and Drug Administration standards, “as was the case with the delivery of goods in the early days of the Covid-19 epidemic”. The shortage of formula for infants and young children in the United States has persisted for several months, initially due to a lack of supply chains and a shortage of workers. In February of this year, the United States’ largest milk-powder provider, Aappé, called back several formula powders for product safety, and shut down the factories involved, adding to the “dry milk powder.” Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States show that in the United States, only one quarter of all newborns born in 2017 were exclusively breastfed during the first six months, which means that most infants and young children depend on formula milk powder. On May 13, in Rosemeade, California, United States of America, there was an extensive shortage of baby formula powdered milk in a supermarket (photos of mobile phones). The Associated Press reported that about 98 per cent of infant and child formula powders in the United States market are home-grown and that foreign producers face multiple barriers to entering the United States market, including stringent research and production standards set by the United States Drug Control Agency. According to the Commodity Data Company “Data Collection” survey, the average stock of milk powder for 11,000 infant and child formula retailers in the United States was 43 per cent at the beginning of May, well above the level of 2 to 8 per cent in the first seven months of last year. According to media reports, a number of infants are hospitalized for health problems related to the replacement of milk powder. Social media also spread home-made milk posters, warning medical practitioners of safety risks and malnutrition. On May 13, in Rosemeade, California, United States of America, there was an extensive shortage of baby formula powdered milk in a supermarket (photos of mobile phones). The Associated Press observed that the mid-term election year, the “milk powder waste”, had become a new topic used by Republicans to attack Democrats after high inflation, immigration and violent crime. Members of the Republican Federal Congress of Florida, Kate Kammark, recently shared in social media a photograph allegedly provided by members of the United States Border Patrol, showing that several cans of infant and child formula powder were on the shelf in a border patrol facility in Texas. Conservatives and the media use this to accuse the Democratic government of supplying large amounts of milk powder to migrants on the US-Mexican border, despite the shortage of milk powder in the United States. The Republican Governor of Texas, Greg Albert, is “disgusting.” March 29th, pedestrians marched on the National Plaza in Washington, D.C. Xinhua Agency Reporter, Liu Jie. The Democrats blame the shortage of milk powder on the corporate “wealth and monopoly”. The House Democrat introduced a bill on 17 December, which plans to allocate US$ 28,000,000 to increase the staff of the Food and Drug Administration, strengthen inspections of United States and overseas milk producers and prevent counterfeit and poor milk powder from entering the market. The leader of the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives said that the Democratic Party would not allow the American people “to face the crisis alone... we are with them.” Hoye said that when the House voted on the legislation, “we will see who is with them”. This is the White House in Washington, D.C., on February 21. The Republicans accused the Democrats of being too slow in dealing with the “milk powder crisis.” The New York Republican Federal Congressman Alice Stephennik said that she had called on the Biden government months ago to deal with the milk powder shortage, “this should never have happened in the United States.” The US government and Congress were quick to respond to the “milk powder crisis” in Ukraine. The allocation of $40 billion in additional aid to Ukraine was approved by the Chamber of Deputies on 10 days and is awaiting a Senate vote. “American mothers cannot buy baby formula, but send $40 billion to Ukraine.” Marjorie Taylor Green, Republican Congressman of Georgia, blames him.

Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.

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