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Bonamici on why she supports 'Momnibus' legislation to improve Black maternal health

April 15, 2021
In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., is joining a legislative effort to turn the tide on such grim statistics. Bonamici joined the Black Maternal Health Caucus, launched by Reps. Alma Adams and Lauren Underwood, to sponsor a package of bills under the umbrella of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021. Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, is also a sponsor. “As a mom, I know how pregnancy and childbirth is an empowering time of life, but for so many women, it’s terrifying and dangerous,” Bonamici said in an interview. “It isn’t an income issue. It’s a really serious issue that needs to be addressed as there’s a reckoning with racism.”