U.S. House to weigh formula shortage bills next week, Pelosi says

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds her weekly news conference with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives plans to take up an emergency funding bill next week to address ongoing infant formula shortages and move to empower a federal nutrition program to tackle supply issues, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday.

In a letter to lawmakers, Pelosi said that in addition to a supplemental funding bill, the House will also consider legislation giving the Women, Infant and Children nutrition program “emergency authority … to address supply chain disruptions and recalls.”

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Tim Ahmann)

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