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September 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Black Maternal Health Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12) applauded the Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing critical investments from the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act (H.R. 959/S. 346) in the Committee’s markup of the Build Back Better Act.

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July 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswomen Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statements after multiple priorities of the Black Maternal Health Caucus passed the House of Representatives as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations. 

 

June 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Black Maternal Health Caucus co-chairs Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Alma Adams (NC-12) applauded the Energy and Commerce Committee for considering two bills included in the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 (H.R. 959) in the Subcommittee on Health. The Social Determinants for Moms Act (H.R. 943) led by Rep.

July 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Alma Adams (NC-12), founders and co-chairs of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, convened more than 100 organizations working to address the Black maternal health crisis for a virtual stakeholder summit.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Alma Adams (NC-12), co-chairs and co-founders of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, released the following statement on the introduction of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. The legislation includes policies to incentivize states that have not expanded Medicaid to do so and to require states to extend Medic