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September 15, 2021 Press Release
The Energy & Commerce Committee advanced critical investments from the Momnibus, including funding to address social determinants of maternal health, grow and diversify the perinatal workforce, and support community-based organizations working to promote maternal health equity

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
Legislation includes funding for priorities to reduce maternal mortality, morbidity, and disparities through investments in key federal programs

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
The Data to Save Moms Act led by Rep. Sharice Davids and Social Determinants for Moms Act led by Rep. Lucy McBath considered in Health Subcommittee

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
Virtual Summit advocating for the Black Maternal Health Momnibus and promoting Black maternal health in 2020

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
Legislation includes key provisions to improve maternal health outcomes by requiring states to extend Medicaid coverage to new mothers for 1-year postpartum

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

November 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., (NC-12) released the following statement following the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act, H.R. 4995, passing the Energy and Commerce Committee with bipartisan support:

November 13, 2019 Press Release
House committee passes bipartisan legislation to extend Medicaid coverage for vulnerable moms up to a year following birth

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.

November 13, 2019 Press Release
Passes bipartisan legislation to incentivize state-level Medicaid expansion to the entire postpartum period and invest in maternal-specific public health

Washington, DC Today, the U.S. House of Representative Health Subcommittee marked up and advanced bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing and ending America’s growing maternal mortality crisis.

July 12, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswomen Alma Adams (NC -12) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14), founders and co-chairs of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, convened 32 of the leading organizations working to address the Black maternal health crisis for the Caucus’ first-ever stakeholder summit.

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswomen Alma Adams (NC -12) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14), founders and co-chairs of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, convened 32 of the leading organizations working to address the Black maternal health crisis for the Caucus’ first-ever stakeholder summit.

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