Congress has adjourned for a two-week state work period for the Easter and Passover holidays. The Senate will return on Monday, April 25, with the House returning a day later on Tuesday, April 26.
Congratulations Justice Brown Jackson!! On April 7, 2022, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate to be the next Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, and the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice. We mark and celebrate this historic moment in U.S. history. A review of Justice Brown’s disability and civil rights record can be found HERE.
Black Maternal Health Week April 11-17, 2022
Follow this link
from the Black Mamas Matter Alliance to learn about events, social media, and advocacy opportunities.
Read this blog post
by the National Health Law Program about Fostering Maternal Health Equity through Budget Reconciliation. The post lays out 3 critical ways that Congress can construct and advance a new budget reconciliation package that includes Medicaid eligibility, payment, and service delivery reforms as well as holistic public health solutions for Black moms and birthing people.
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