To support States in their work to save and sustain the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period, to eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes for pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths, to identify solutions to improve health care quality and health outcomes for mothers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 20, 2018
Length: 5 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2018
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 21, 2018.
What legislators are saying
“Jaimes Bill to Prevent Maternal Deaths Heads to Presidents Desk”
— Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3] (Sponsor) on Dec 14, 2018
“Latta Helps Pass Legislation to Address Maternal Mortality”
— Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 12, 2018
“Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Maternal Deaths Passes U.S. House”
— Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 11, 2018
This bill incorporates provisions from:
Mar 2, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Dec 11, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 13, 2018
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 21, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 1318 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1318. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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