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H.R. 6144 (116th): Kira Johnson Act

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To make investments in community-based organizations and other initiatives to prevent maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, especially for Black women, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Alma Adams

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 9, 2020
Length: 18 pages
Mar 9, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 9, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


29 Cosponsors (29 Democrats)


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What legislators are saying

Kira Johnson Act Gains Momentum in Congress as Adams Urges Passage
    — Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12] (Sponsor) on Nov 20, 2020

Rep. Alma Adams Urges Adoption of the Kira Johnson Act
    — Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12] (Sponsor) on Apr 17, 2020

Reps. Adams and Underwood, Senator Harris Unveil Historic Legislative Package to Address Americas Black Maternal Health Crisis
    — Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12] (Sponsor) on Mar 10, 2020

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Mar 9, 2020

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 6144 (116th) 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. 6144. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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