Biden invokes the Defense Production Act

Biden invokes the Defense Production Act to speed up baby formula manufacturing and orders Pentagon planes to fly in shipments from overseas as Congress piles on pressure to fix shortage crisis

  • Twenty members of the House, eighteen Democrats, two Republicans, and many who face competitive re-election races, co-sponsored the resolution
  • The resolution joins several other pieces of legislation, including one bill from a bipartisan group of senators led by Marco Rubio
  • On Monday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sent a letter to President Biden urging him to invoke the DPA
  • Asked if Biden should invoke the DPA on Sunday, Speaker Pelosi said: ‘I think so but as the law is now it is not possible to do that’