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        Request for Cosponsor(s)

116th Congress – Reintroduction of the NEWBORN Act

Support Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality Rates in the US:


115th (H.R. 6174) cosponsors include: Reps. Bluenauer, Blunt Rochester, Cardenas, Carson, Espaillat, Grijalva, Kaptur, Kelly, Kilmer, Krishnamoorthi, Lujan Grisham, Sean Patrick Maloney, McCollum, McEachin, Norton, Payne, Roybal-Allard,
Tim Ryan, Schakowsky, Serrano, Sewell, Wasserman Schultz


Dear Colleague,

Please join me in fighting to reduce our country’s infant mortality rates by becoming a cosponsor of the Nationally Enhancing the Wellbeing of Babies through Outreach and Research Now (NEWBORN) Act. 

The infant morality rates in the U.S. are unacceptable. A child is
76 percent more likely to die
before their first birthday in America than in 19 other wealthy nations, including Australia, Canada, France, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Over 23,000 infants
died in the United States in 2016.

The NEWBORN Act would help address this problem by creating infant mortality-focused pilot programs in the highest-risk areas of the country. The pilot programs would focus on addressing one or more of the top five reasons for infant mortality: birth defects,
preterm birth and low birth weight, sudden infant death syndrome, maternal pregnancy complications, and/or injuries to the infant.

To become a cosponsor of the NEWBORN Act, please contact Lauren Citron at 5-3265 or




Steve Cohen
Member of Congress



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