Maternity Care

Jaime Herrera Beutler Supports Major Congressional Action to Combat Maternal Mortality Crisis

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee advanced bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing and ending America’s growing maternal mortality crisis. U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Michael Burgess, MD (R-TX), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Lauren Underwood (D-IL) cosponsored H.R. 4996, the Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act of 2019.

Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds Funding to Help States Combat Maternal Mortality

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) announcement that it is funding the first round of grants to support 25 states’ efforts to combat maternal mortality. The funding was made possible after Herrera Beutler’s bipartisan bill to prevent maternal deaths was signed into law last year.

Reps. Herrera Beutler, Roybal-Allard, Simpson, Clark Celebrate House Passage of Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-02) and House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (MA-05) celebrated the U.S. House’s passage last night of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, H.R. 2507, a bill to eliminate preventable newborn deaths and severe disabilities through increased use of comprehensive and standardized newborn screening tests.

PHOTO: U.S. Reps. Herrera Beutler and Roybal-Allard Introduce Midwives for MOMS Act

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U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Co-Founders of the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care, yesterday introduced the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services Act. The Midwives for MOMS Act will address the growing maternity care provider shortage by establishing two new funding streams for midwifery education.

Vancouver Business Journal: Maternal mortality is a public health emergency and a national crisis

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America is a leader in many respects, but there is an alarming exception: We are the only industrialized nation on earth where the rate of mothers dying before, during and after childbirth is growing. As a citizen, legislator and expectant mother myself, I refuse to sit idly by while we lose more women each year.

Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler & Raja Krishnamoorthi Introduce the Bipartisan Ending Maternal Mortality Act to Eliminate Preventable Pregnancy-Related Deaths in America

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi led 16 cosponsors in introducing H.R 5761 the Ending Maternal Mortality Act last week. This bill creates an ambitious national plan to halve rates of maternal mortality and morbidity over the next decade, with the goal of eliminating preventable maternal deaths within 20 years.

Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Legislation to Block Oregon Tolling Scheme, Strengthen Southwest Washington Priorities Advances through U.S. House

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U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s legislative provision to prohibit Oregon’s unfair tolling scheme, and others to strengthen critical Southwest Washington priorities, were approved by the U.S. House and advanced to the U.S. Senate yesterday.

Jaime Herrera Beutler Advances Maternity Care Caucus Priorities in U.S. House Spending Bill

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Last night, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler secured provisions in the House Appropriations Committee’s Labor, Health and Human Services’ funding bill to increase research and funding to support maternal health care issues. Specifically, Jaime’s provisions included funding to support maternal mental health, the convening of experts to make recommendations for prenatal screening educational materials, and new breastfeeding and pregnancy related research.