The Access to Baby Formula Act, also known as H.R. 7791, would allow low-income women to buy more baby formula through the federal Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program.
It received a 414-9 bipartisan support in a House vote on Wednesday amid the formula shortage crisis in the country.
The nine lawmakers who voted about the bill were all Republicans. They are: Reps. Andy Biggs (Arizona), Lauren Boebert (Colorado), Matt Gaetz (Florida), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Paul Gosar (Arizona), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia), Clay Higgins (Louisiana), Thomas Massie (Kentucky) and Chip Roy (Texas).
Explaining his decision, Gaetz said that passing H.R. 7791 would make the baby formula shortages “worse for most Americans.”
“It will allow WIC to utilize a far greater portion of the baby formula market, crowding out many hard-working American families,” Gaetz tweeted.
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