Main Content

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NIGHTLY 6:30/5:30c

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to boost baby formula production

Also available on the nbc app

President Biden will use the Defense Production Act, a move usually reserved for times of war, to direct private companies to produce more baby formula. The shortage has become so severe that it’s leading to hospitalizations. NBC News’ Kate Snow hears the story of eleven-week-old Clo, who was born with allergies to dairy and soy. Her parents could not find the special formula she needed. The House is voting on a bill that would allow extra purchasing flexibility for families that receive government support through WIC.

Appearing:Lester Holt
Tags: nbc, news, Lester, Holt, Evening, Broadcast, night, Broadcast, interview, anchor, newscast
S0 E05 minNRExcerptNews and InformationPrimetime


We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our cookie policy.