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Biden invokes Defense Production Act to address national infant formula shortage – NBC Chicago

President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defense Production Act in a major step to boost the supply of infant formula.

The announcement means the federal government will prioritize key ingredients for formula production and require suppliers to provide the necessary resources to formula makers.

In addition to invoking the 1950 law, which allows the government to direct manufacturing production for national defense, Biden has also launched a program that will use US military aircraft to import infant formula from overseas.

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