How I’m Helping Put Baby Formula Back on Shelves
Washington state has felt the brunt of the baby formula shortage with parents facing empty shelves earlier and more severely than other states. At the end of May, Washington was one of ten states where the out-of-stock rate was higher than 90%, compared to nationwide rates at 74%.There has been federal action to increase formula supply, but we must do more. In addition to the high cost of food, gas, and other essentials, it is critical that we take all available actions to address this crisis and make sure that parents can feed their kids. Recently, I introduced legislation to temporarily suspend tariffs on FDA-approved infant formula from trusted countries to get more safe and affordable formula on the shelves as soon as possible. This bill could cut the cost of imported formula by more than 25%.
Have you had issues buying formula in our community? Please reach out to share your experience, and we will keep doing what we can to help.
Contact My Office
As always, I am here to help you. If you need assistance at this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to leave a message at my Kirkland office at (425) 485-0085. For more updates on what I’m doing for WA-01, you can follow me on social media at the links above.
Stay safe and stay healthy,Suzan