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        Request for Cosponsor(s)

The NEWBORN Act (H.R. 117): 

Support Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality Rates in the US

Cosponsors (51) include: Reps. Robin Kelly, Debbie Dingell, Yvette Clarke, Earl Blumenauer, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Tony Cardenas, Andre Carson, Mark DeSaulnier, Adriano Espaillat, Raul Grijalva, Debra Haaland, Katie Hill, Shelia
Jackson Lee, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Marcy Kaptur, Ro Khanna, Derek Kilmer, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Sean Patrick Maloney, Betty McCollum, A. Donald McEachin, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Donald Payne Jr., Mark Pocan, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Tim Ryan, Jan Schakowsky,
Jose Serrano, Terri Sewell, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Susan Wild, Madeline Dean, Frederica Wilson, Harley Rouda, Sanford Bishop, Ilhan Omar, Bobby Rush, Hank Johnson, Ayanna Pressley, James McGovern, Alcee Hastings, Kathy Castor, Chuy
Garcia, Lizzie Fletcher, Jamie Raskin, Ben Ray Luján, Jerrold Nadler, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, and Al Lawson.

Endorsed by MomsRising

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 Merrilee Rogers at 5-3265 or




Steve Cohen
Member of Congress

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