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Infant and Maternal Health

Maternal health is a priority for the Coalition, as the U.S. has a higher rate of maternal mortality than any other developed country. This crisis disproportionately affects people of color, as Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women in the U.S, with the CDC estimating that 60 percent of these deaths are preventable. TRCC is committed to addressing structural racism and the wide range of social determinants that contribute to these devastating disparities. We believe in the right to a healthy pregnancy for every individual.  

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The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act

H.R. 3305 - Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL) 

  • Introduced on 5/13/23

  • 190 Co-Sponsors as of 8/4/23

S. 1606 - Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) 

  • Introduced on 5/15/23

  • 30 Co-Sponsors as of 8/4/23

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Description

  • This act is made up of 12 individual bills, each introduced by a member of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, all of which address a wide range of racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes, especially among Black women.

  • Click here to see an overview of each of the bills that make up the Momnibus.

Status

  • The bills are still under consideration in the House Committees on Energy and Commerce,  Education and the Workforce, Veterans' Affairs, Natural Resources, and the Judiciary along with the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee

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