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H.R. 959 (117th): Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021

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To end preventable maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity in the United States and close disparities in maternal health outcomes, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Lauren Underwood

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2021
Length: 191 pages
Feb 8, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 8, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

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).

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

S. 796: Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021
Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 30, 2021. (compare text)

188 Cosponsors (188 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Underwood Supports Historic Investment in Lowering Costs for Illinois Families with Passage of the Build Back Better Act
    — Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14] (Sponsor) on Nov 19, 2021

Adams Joins President Biden at the White House for Signing of Momnibus Bill
    — Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 30, 2021

Senator Baldwin Urges House and Senate Leadership to Prioritize Maternal Health in Next Recovery Package
    — Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI] on Jun 17, 2021

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Feb 8, 2021

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

H.R. 959 (117th) 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. 959. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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