Maternity Care

U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler Bill to Address Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Issues

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The U.S. House last night approved the Into the Light for Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Act led by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-05) to reauthorize and expand a grant program to screen and treat maternal mental health and substance use disorders. The legislation would also codify the initiative Herrera Beutler advanced in…

Washington Times: Bipartisan solutions saving babies and their moms

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Too many American families know of or have been touched personally by the devastating loss of an infant or mom during childbirth. It’s both tragic, and an area of tremendous opportunity especially as so many of these deaths are preventable. I believe every single individual deserves the chance to live his or her life to their full potential. I also believe Congress is poised to…

U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler’s PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (WA-03) bill last Friday, the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act. Herrera Beutler introduced the bill earlier this year with Representatives Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Alma Adams (NC-12), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14). The bill will protect nearly…

Herrera Beutler Introduces Legislation to Address Maternal Mortality Crisis

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced two pieces of legislation designed to combat the maternal mortality crisis by expanding affordable, high quality maternal care. The Birth Access Benefiting Improved Essential Facility Services (BABIES) Act expands access to freestanding birth centers for Medicaid recipients, and the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity…

Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan Helping MOMS Act

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) today introduced the bipartisan Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act, to extend Medicaid coverage for postpartum care and combat the growing maternal mortality crisis. “With 70 percent of new moms encountering a health complication within the first year of giving birth, it’s critical that…

U.S. House Passes Herrera Beutler’s Bipartisan Helping MOMS Act

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act, legislation led by U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Robin Kelly (D-IL), aimed at reducing and ending America’s growing maternal mortality crisis. The bill provides states with the option to extend Medicaid coverage through the…

Jaime Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect New Mothers from Surprise Bills

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect new parents from surprise medical bills. The No Surprise Bills for New Moms Act, co-led by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), would simplify the process for enrolling newborns in health coverage.  “As a mother to three young children, I can report that the last thing on your mind after…

U.S. House Passes Jaime Herrera Beutler-Supported Bill to Improve Maternal Health

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), which will take steps to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and improve health services for women in Southwest Washington and across the country. H.R. 4995, the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act…

U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler’s Bill to Protect Pregnant Workers

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) to help pregnant workers have healthy and safe pregnancies while continuing to work. H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, would require employers to implement reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers to allow…

Maternity Care Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Herrera Beutler and Roybal-Allard Secure Maternity Care Victories in U.S. House Approved Appropriations Bill

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Today, Congresswomen Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the founding Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care and members of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, celebrated the inclusion of key Maternity Care Caucus priorities in H.R. 7617, the FY 2021 domestic appropriations bill which includes funding for the Department…