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Health Subcommittee to Hold Legislative Hearing on Bills to Address Rising Maternal Mortality Rates

Sep 3, 2019
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) announced today that the Health Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on Tuesday, September 10, at 10 am in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 Rayburn House Office Building on several bills to improve maternal health and welfare. The hearing is entitled, “Improving Maternal Health: Legislation to Advance Prevention Efforts and Access to Care.”

“Over 700 women die each year from pregnancy-related causes, and thousands more face severe complications. This is a tragedy that cannot go unaddressed,” Pallone and Eshoo said. “Next week’s hearing is an important step toward passing legislation to address this public health crisis. We look forward to hearing from expert witnesses and moving solutions forward with the urgency and seriousness these mothers and their families deserve.”

Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, the legislation to be discussed, witness list and testimony, and a live webcast, will be posted HERE as they become available.