H. R. 2271, Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act

Summary: To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 01/07/20.


STATUS: Introduced 04/10/19 by Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4].

  • On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote on 09/21/20. (text: CR H4621)


  • “I’m honored to join my colleagues in reintroducing this important bill in memory of Scarlett Lillian Pauley and to help prevent the unexpected deaths of any more beautiful children in our community. No one deserves the heartache of losing a child. Not knowing the cause only compounds this awful pain. This issue hits close to home for me as my own state, Wisconsin, struggles with high infant mortality rates among African Americans. And to be clear, SUID/SIDS/SUDC is not a parenting issue. Parents, regardless of background or economic status should not have to live with this uncertainly and fear of losing their precious children and babies, and we’re teaming up to do something about it,” Congresswoman Moore said. (Source: Rep. Moore, Press Release, 4/10/19)


Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.