H. Res. 926, Recognizing the designation of the week of April 11 through April 17, 2020, as “Black Maternal Health Week” to bring national attention to the United States maternal health crisis in the Black community and the importance of reducing maternal mortality and morbidity among Black women and birthing persons.

Summary: Recognizing the designation of the week of April 11 through April 17, 2020, as “Black Maternal Health Week” to bring national attention to the United States maternal health crisis in the Black community and the importance of reducing maternal mortality and morbidity among Black women and birthing persons. (Cosponsors)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 04/17/20.

STATUS: Introduced 04/17/20 by Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12].

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • Charlotte – During Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17), Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) led a week of advocacy for Black moms. The overall maternal mortality rate in the United States rose sharply over the past three decades, and Black women are 3-4 times more likely to die in childbirth than their white counterparts. Adams’ advocacy included interviews, editorials, radio appearances, and a Women’s Symposium focused on Black Maternal Health during COVID-19. (Source: Rep. Adams, Press Release, 04/19/20)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: 

Link to the text of the bill.

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

Link to bill information on GovTrack.