Congressional Stillbirth Legislative Initiatives

2011-2012 Congressional Session, the following bills address stillbirths in America:

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) introduced H.R. 1037 – the stillbirth research and Awareness Act of 2011 on March 11, 2011.

 

2009-2010 Congressional Session, the following bills address stillbirths in America:

S. 1445 -Stillbirth and SUID Prevention, Education, and Awareness Act of 2009 – by U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). (The bill died in Committee.)

H.R. 3212 – Stillbirth and SUID Prevention, Education, and Awareness Act of 2009 – by U.S. Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ). (The bill died in Committee.)

H.R. 521 – the Stillbirth Awareness and Research Act of 2009 – by U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY). (The bill died in Committee.)

Appropriations funding for continued stillbirth research through the U.S. Appropriations bill. The Appropriations bill was not passed therefore further funding was not approved. The National Institute of Child Health Development allocated some internal funds to further some research. The 2003 stillbirth research project has been completed.

2007-2008 Congressional Session, the following bills addressing stillbirths in America were introduced:

S. 3142 – the Preventing Stillbirth and SUID Act of 2008 – introduced by Senator Barak Obama. (The bill died in Committee.)

H.R. 5979 – the Stillbirth Awareness and Research Act of 2008 – introduced by Representative Peter King. (The bill died in Committee.)

There was also Appropriations language funding Stillbirth Research. (Bill was vetoed by President Bush.)

2003-2004 Congressional Session, the following bills addressing stillbirths in America were introduced:

At the direction of Sens. McCain and Kyl, the Appropriations Bill directed the NICHD to fund stillbirth research. The NICHD appropriated a $3 million dollar research project to be completed in 2009.

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