HR 7791

  • House Bill
  • 117th Congress
  • Introduced in House May 17, 2022
  • Passed House May 19, 2022
  • Passed Senate May 19, 2022
  • Became Law May 21, 2022

Access to Baby Formula Act of 2022

Abstract

Access to Baby Formula Act of 2022

This bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take certain actions to address emergencies, disasters, and supply chain disruptions (particularly the shortage of infant formula in the United States) affecting participants of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

The bill directs USDA to require each infant formula cost containment contract to include remedies in the event of an infant formula recall, including how an infant formula manufacturer would protect against disruption to WIC participants in the state.

USDA must, within 30 days, ensure there is a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Health and Human Services that includes procedures for coordination and information sharing regarding any supply chain disruption, including a supplemental food recall.

The bill also authorizes USDA to waive or modify any WIC qualified administrative requirement during emergencies, disasters, and supply chain disruptions. Specifically, USDA may waive or modify such a requirement for one or more state agencies if (1) the requirement cannot be met by state agencies during the emergency, disaster, or disruption; and (2) the modification or waiver is necessary to provide assistance to WIC participants and does not substantially weaken the nutritional quality of supplemental foods. For example, USDA may waive the maximum monthly allowance for infant formula.

The bill establishes notification requirements for USDA and state agencies related to supply chain disruptions.

Bill Sponsors (130)

Ann M. Kuster

     
Cosponsor

Nanette Diaz Barragan

     
Cosponsor

Andre Carson

     
Cosponsor

Troy Carter

     
Cosponsor

Melanie Ann Stansbury

     
Cosponsor

BENNIE THOMPSON

     
Cosponsor

ROSA DELAURO

     
Cosponsor

NYDIA M. VELAZQUEZ

     
Cosponsor

Jesus G. Garcia

     
Cosponsor

FRANK PALLONE

     
Cosponsor

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May 21, 2022

President of the United States

Became Public Law No: 117-129.

President of the United States

Signed by President.

May 19, 2022

House

Presented to President.

Senate

Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2626-2627)

Senate

Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S2626-2627)

Senate

Received in the Senate, read twice.

May 19, 2022

House

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

May 19, 2022

House

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 - 9 (Roll no. 218). (text: CR H5152-5153)

House

Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 - 9 (Roll no. 218).

May 19, 2022

House

Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5163-5164)

May 18, 2022

House

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

May 18, 2022

House

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 7791.

May 18, 2022

House

Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5152-5158)

May 18, 2022

House

Mr. Scott (VA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

May 17, 2022

House

Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

US Congress

Introduced in House

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