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Short Titles as Introduced

Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

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


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/09/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (13)

Date All Actions
07/13/2020Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
03/30/2020Referred to the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
03/10/2020Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
03/10/2020Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
03/09/2020Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2020Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2020Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2020Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2020Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2020Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2020Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2020Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (60)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 03/09/2020
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 03/10/2020
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 03/10/2020
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 03/10/2020
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 03/27/2020
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] 04/17/2020
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 04/17/2020
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 04/17/2020
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 04/21/2020
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 04/21/2020
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 05/12/2020
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 05/12/2020
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 05/12/2020
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 05/12/2020
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 05/13/2020
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 06/04/2020
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 06/04/2020
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 06/11/2020
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 06/18/2020
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 06/22/2020
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 06/25/2020
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 07/02/2020
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 07/13/2020
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 07/16/2020
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 07/20/2020
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 07/21/2020
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 07/27/2020
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 07/27/2020
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 07/29/2020
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 07/30/2020
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 08/04/2020
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 08/04/2020
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 08/07/2020
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 08/22/2020
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 09/01/2020
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6] 09/11/2020
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 09/14/2020
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 09/21/2020

Committees (8)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce03/09/2020 Referred to
House Financial Services03/09/2020 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure03/09/2020 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit03/10/2020 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment03/10/2020 Referred to
House Education and Labor03/09/2020 Referred to
House Judiciary03/09/2020 Referred to
House Natural Resources03/09/2020 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States03/30/2020 Referred to
House Agriculture03/09/2020 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs03/09/2020 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health07/13/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/09/2020)

Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020

This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other agencies to address maternal health outcomes among minority populations. HHS must (1) establish task forces to address social determinants of health, maternal mental and behavioral health, and other topics; and (2) award grants for maternal mortality review committees, innovative maternity care models, and other purposes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must establish a perinatal payment demonstration project. The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Transportation must report on the impact of housing and transportation during prenatal and postpartum periods, respectively. The Department of Veterans Affairs must submit a plan for maternity care coordination for women veterans, and the Bureau of Prisons must establish programs and award grants to certain prisons and jails to improve maternal health outcomes among incarcerated individuals.

The Government Accountability Office must report on the perinatal health workforce, maternity care compliance offices, and maternal health outcomes among veterans and incarcerated individuals. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine must report on specified topics, including training programs to reduce bias, racism, and discrimination. The Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission must report on the impact of Medicaid ineligibility on pregnant and postpartum individuals who are incarcerated.

The bill also (1) expands eligibility for certain nutrition programs by increasing the postpartum and breastfeeding periods, and (2) reduces certain funding to states without laws restricting the use of restraints on pregnant women who are incarcerated.