House Bill 7791
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Access to Baby Formula Act of 2022
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-129 on May 21, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 17, 2022
Latest Action
May 21, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
7791
Congress
117
Policy Area
Agriculture and Food
Agriculture and Food
Primary focus of measure is agricultural practices; agricultural prices and marketing; agricultural education; food assistance or nutrition programs; food industry, supply, and safety; aquaculture; horticulture and plants. Measures concerning international trade in agricultural products may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
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House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (1)
Passed
May 19, 2022
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

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.

Text (4)
Actions (16)
05/21/2022
Became Public Law No: 117-129.
05/21/2022
Signed by President.
05/19/2022
Presented to President.
05/19/2022
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2626-2627)
05/19/2022
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S2626-2627)
05/19/2022
Received in the Senate, read twice.
05/18/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/18/2022
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)
05/18/2022
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).
05/18/2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5163-5164)
05/18/2022
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.
05/18/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 7791.
05/18/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5152-5158)
05/18/2022
Mr. Scott (VA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
05/17/2022
Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
05/17/2022
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
May 18, 2022 7:12:17 AM
Record Updated
Jun 30, 2022 2:30:20 PM