S.1606/H.R.3305

BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH MOMNIBUS ACT

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S.1606/H.R.3305

BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH MOMNIBUS ACT

The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act is a package of thirteen bills addressing the maternal health crisis the United States currently faces. The legislation advances critically important policies that cover various dimensions of maternal health among Black women, and makes robust investments to ensure quality health care and a myriad of social supports pregnant and postpartum women desperately need.

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Primary Sponsors:

Sen. Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) / Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14)

Status:

See individual bills for the status of each piece of legislation.

Bipartisan?

SENATE: No / HOUSE: No

Resources:

Reintroduction of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus: Cause for Celebration, Call to Action
Structural Racism as a Root Cause of America’s Black Maternal Health Crisis Addressing the Rural Maternal Health Crisis with the Black Maternal Health Momnibus

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health

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S.1594/H.R.3322

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS FOR MOMS ACT

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S.1594/H.R.3322

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS FOR MOMS ACT

This bill directs various federal departments to address social determinants of maternal health. These are nonclinical factors, such as economic or social factors, that impact maternal health outcomes. HHS must convene an inter-agency task force to coordinate a whole-of-government response to the maternal health crisis—addressing both clinical and nonclinical factors that contribute to the crisis. The bill also creates sustained funding streams to support organizations addressing the social determinants, including housing, transportation, nutrition, employment, the environment, intimate partner violence, and other nonclinical factors.

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Primary Sponsors:

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) / Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT-5)

Status:

Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations

Bipartisan?

SENATE: No / HOUSE: No

Resources:

Social and Structural Determinants of Health Inequities in Maternal Health

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health

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S.1593/H.R.3332

EXTENDING WIC FOR NEW MOMS ACT

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S.1593/H.R.3332

Extending WIC for New Moms Act

The bill extends the postpartum eligibility period for WIC to twenty-four months, up from six months, and extends the breastfeeding eligibility period to twenty-four months, up from 12 months. In the version of the Momnibus introduced in the 117th Congress, this provision was included in the Social Determinants for Moms Act, but is now a standalone bill.

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Primary Sponsors:

Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA-6)/Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

Status:

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry / Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce

Bipartisan?

SENATE: N/A / HOUSE: No

Resources:

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry / House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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S.1602/H.R.3312

MOMS MATTER ACT

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S.1602/H.R.3312

MOMS MATTER ACT

This bill establishes two grant programs to address maternal mental health conditions and substance use disorders, with a focus on racial and ethnic minority groups. First, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration must award grants for maternal behavioral health services. Eligible grantees include state, tribal, and local governments; health care providers; and organizations that serve pregnant and postpartum individuals. Second, the Department of Health and Human Services may award grants to grow and diversify the maternal mental and behavioral health workforce by establishing or expanding schools and training programs.

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Primary Sponsors:

Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-NY) / Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-At Large)

Status:

Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Bipartisan?

SENATE: No / HOUSE: Yes

Resources:

What States Can Do to Improve Black Maternal Mental Health
It’s Time for Congress and States to Improve Support for Black Birthing People with Substance Use Disorder

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / House Energy and Commerce Committee

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S.2239/H.R.3310

Kira Johnson Act

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S.2239/H.R.3310

Kira Johnson Act

This bill establishes grants to improve maternal health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority groups and other underserved populations. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services must award grants for community-based programs to improve maternal health outcomes for Black pregnant and postpartum individuals, as well as individuals in other underserved groups; training for health care providers and others who work in maternity care settings on reducing and preventing racism, bias, and discrimination; and respectful maternity care compliance programs in specified health care facilities.

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Primary Sponsors:

Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D-GA) / Rep. Alma S. Adams (D-NC-12)

Status:

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / Referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Bipartisan?

SENATE: No / HOUSE: No

Resources:

Social and Structural Determinants of Health Inequities in Maternal Health

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / House Energy and Commerce Committee

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S.2026/H.R.3303

Maternal Health for Veterans Act

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S.2026/H.R.3303

Maternal Health for Veterans Act

This bill would reauthorize funding from Protecting Moms Who Served—which was part of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus of 2021 and was enacted that year after receiving bipartisan support. The funding supports the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) maternity health care and coordination programs and requires reporting from the VA on maternal health services and outcomes.

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Primary Sponsors:

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) / Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14)

Status:

Referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health / Referred to the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Bipartisan?

SENATE: Yes / HOUSE: Yes

Resources:

The Importance of Respectful Maternity Care for Women of Color
This Black Maternal Health Week, Let’s Expand Access to Midwifery Care
Solving the Black Maternal Health Crisis Will Require Advancing Access to Community-Based Doula Care

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Veterans’ Affairs / House Veterans’ Affairs

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Perinatal Workforce Act

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S.1710/H.R.3523

Perinatal Workforce Act

This bill establishes grants for eligible education programs to grow and diversify the perinatal workforce with respect to nurses, physician assistants, and other specified health workers, and otherwise addresses issues related to the maternal health workforce and care delivery models. The Department of Health and Human Services must disseminate guidance on respectful maternal care delivery that covers, among other topics, recruiting and retaining maternity care providers from diverse backgrounds and incorporating trained midwives, and other perinatal workers in maternity care teams.

Investments found in BBB reflect the Perinatal Workforce Act of 2021.

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Primary Sponsors:

Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI] / Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI-4]

Status:

Referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Bipartisan?

SENATE: N/A / HOUSE: No

Resources:

The Importance of Respectful Maternity Care for Women of Color

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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S.1599/H.R.3320

Data to Save Moms Act

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S.1599/H.R.3320

Data to Save Moms Act

This bill expands data collection and research on maternal morbidity and mortality among minority populations. Specifically, the bill adds requirements to a program within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that supports maternal mortality review committees. To the extent practicable, the committees must use the most up-to-date indicators of severe maternal morbidity; review deaths caused by suicide, overdose, or other behavioral health conditions attributed to or aggravated by pregnancy or childbirth; and consult with representatives of communities about nonclinical factors that may contribute to adverse maternal outcomes.

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Primary Sponsors:

Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) / Rep.Sharice Davids (D-KS-3)

Status:

Referred to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the Committee on Natural Resources

Bipartisan?

SENATE: No / HOUSE: No

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the House Committee on Natural Resources

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H.R.3344

Justice for Incarcerated Moms Act

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H.R.3344

Justice for Incarcerated Moms Act

This bill provides funding to promote exemplary care for pregnant and postpartum people who are incarcerated. The bill also commissions a comprehensive study to understand the scope of the maternal health crisis among incarcerated people and to make recommendations to prevent maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity in American prisons and jails. Finally, the bill ties federal funding for state and local prisons and jails to prohibitions on the use of restraints for incarcerated pregnant people to end the practice of shackling.

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Primary Sponsors:

Sen. Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) / Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-7)

Status:

Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Bipartisan?

SENATE: No / HOUSE: No

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Judiciary / House Judiciary Committee

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S.1699/H.R.5066

Tech to Save Moms Act

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S.1699

Tech to Save Moms Act

This bill supports the use of technology to improve, and address disparities in, maternal health outcomes. Specifically, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation may test telehealth models to screen and treat common pregnancy-related complications for Medicaid enrollees. In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services must award grants to evaluate and expand the use of technology-enabled collaborative learning models by entities that provide services to pregnant and postpartum individuals in medically underserved areas or from certain populations, and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes by increasing access to digital tools.

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Primary Sponsors:

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) / Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA-5]

Status:

Referred to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Bipartisan?

SENATE: Yes / HOUSE: Yes

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health

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H.R.3346

IMPACT to Save Moms Act

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S.1797/H.R.3346

IMPACT to Save Moms Act

This bill requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish the Perinatal Care Alternative Payment Model Demonstration Project to allow states to test payment models for maternity care, including postpartum care, under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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Primary Sponsors:

Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-PA) / Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky (D-IL-9)

Status:

Referred to House Energy and Commerce

Bipartisan?

SENATE: No / HOUSE: No

Resources:

Promoting Better Maternal Health Outcomes by Closing the Medicaid Postpartum Coverage Gap

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Finance / House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health

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S.1605/H.R.3304

Maternal Health Pandemic Response Act

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S.1605/H.R.3304

Maternal Health Pandemic Response Act

This bill addresses maternal health during public emergency health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks by supporting data collection, research, and other activities. The bill provides funds for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand maternal health surveillance programs and improve data collection regarding public health emergencies and infectious disease that pose a particular risk to maternal and infant health. The bill would also create a task force to develop recommendations on respectful birth and postpartum care during public health emergencies. In addition, the bill directs the CDC to conduct public health campaigns during such emergencies to ensure that pregnant and postpartum people (particularly those from underserved communities), their employers, and their health care providers have access to evidence-based and accurate information.

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Primary Sponsors:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) / Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14)

Status:

Referred to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / Referred to House Energy and Commerce

Bipartisan?

SENATE: No / HOUSE: No

Resources:

This Mother’s Day, Moms Deserve Solutions to Help Them Recover During the Pandemic and Beyond

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / House Energy and Commerce

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S.1601/H.R.3302

Protecting Moms and Babies Against Climate Change Act

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S.1601/H.R.3302

Protecting Moms and Babies Against Climate Change Act

This bill establishes grants and directs other activities to protect vulnerable individuals from the effects of climate change. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services must establish a program to award grants—to partnerships of community-based organizations and other entities—to identify and address climate change-related risks. These activities could include provider training, data collection, and direct services such as access to cooling shelters and evacuation assistance. In addition, the NIH must establish the Consortium on Birth and Climate Change Research and the CDC must develop a strategy to identify areas where there is a high risk of adverse maternal and infant health outcomes due to climate change.

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Primary Sponsors:

Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) / Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14)

Status:

Referred to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / Referred to House Energy and Commerce

Bipartisan?

SENATE: No / HOUSE: No

Resources:

5 Ways To Improve Maternal Health by Addressing the Climate Crisis

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / House Energy and Commerce

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S.1603/H.R.3348

Maternal Vaccinations Act

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S.1603/H.R.3348

Maternal Vaccinations Act

This bill funds a national campaign to raise awareness and increase rates of maternal vaccinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) must consult with various stakeholders to carry out this campaign. In addition, the CDC must focus on increasing vaccination rates among communities with historically high rates of unvaccinated individuals. The CDC must also make publicly available any materials and resources developed for the campaign.

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Primary Sponsors:

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) / Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL-7)

Status:

Referred to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / Referred to House Energy and Commerce

Bipartisan?

SENATE: No / HOUSE: No

Committee(s) OF JURISDICTION:

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions / House Energy and Commerce

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