Summary: H.R.3344 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/18/1985)

National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality - Establishes the National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality (Commission).

States the duties of the Commission, which include: (1) identifying and examining Federal, State, local, and private resources which affect infant mortality; (2) identifying barriers to the health care needed to prevent high infant mortality; and (3) reviewing and carrying forward appropriate recommendations that promote the health status of childbearing women and their infants.

Directs the Commission to: (1) recommend a national policy designed to improve the current approach to preventing infant mortality; (2) recommend specific changes needed in Federal laws and programs; and (3) present such recommendations to the President, the Speaker of the House, and the majority leader of the Senate within one year of enactment of this Act.

Sets forth the powers of the commission. States that the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act shall not apply to the Commission.

Provides for the termination of the Commission. Authorizes appropriations.