June 3, 2022/Media, Press

NC Democrats Take Action on Formula Shortage and Infrastructure Despite NC GOP Opposition

With Congress home for recess, North Carolina Democrats put Congressman and GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd on defense over his vote against a bill to ensure the FDA has the resources they need to address the infant formula shortage and help make sure it doesn’t happen again. The entire North Carolina Republican U.S. House delegation also voted against this bill. 

Salisbury Post: Democrats call out Ted Budd on formula shortage vote

  • Members of the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) held a press conference outside the office of Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) Wednesday morning, chastising him for his vote, along with 191 other Republicans, against a proposal to give $28 million in aid to the Food and Drug Administration to address an extreme shortage of baby formula.

  • In fact, the entire North Carolina Republican U.S. House delegation voted against the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act, according to the NCDP.

  • NCDP First Vice Chair Floyd McKissick joined Budd constituents Clyde Foust of Randolph County and Deborah Napper of Greensboro, mother to four children including an infant, as they stood outside Budd’s Asheboro office to call out the GOP U.S. Senate candidate for voting against the emergency FDA funds.

  • “As a mom, I will do anything to make sure my kids have food to eat and a roof over their head,” Napper said. “My family has the resources to pay the extra cost to find what our daughter needs, but not every family is that lucky. It is terrifying to know that we could run out of formula or have to ration what we do have. It’s also bad enough to search several stores to find what we need to keep my baby healthy and full because Ted Budd and Republicans are pointing fingers instead of taking action. North Carolina families need a change.”

WGHP: Calling for Action In the Formula Shortage

Yesterday, Governor Cooper, Congressman David Price and White House officials announced that $58 million is heading to North Carolina to create the Raleigh to Richmond rail expansion, thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Every Republican U.S. House member from North Carolina voted against this federal funding.