Senate Bill 796
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-69 on Nov 30, 2021
Mar 17, 2021
Latest Action
Nov 30, 2021
Origin Chamber
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Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (2)
October 7, 2021
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S6993-6994)

Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement the maternity care coordination program. The VA must provide community maternity care providers (i.e., non-VA maternity care providers) with training and support with respect to the unique needs of pregnant and postpartum veterans, particularly regarding mental and behavioral health conditions in relation to the service of the veterans in the Armed Forces.

Additionally, the Government Accountability Office must report on maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity among pregnant and postpartum veterans, with a focus on racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes for veterans.

Text (3)
Amendments (1)
Oct 07, 2021
Agreed to in Senate
Senate Amendment 3860
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Mar 18, 2021 4:42:13 AM
Record Updated
Sep 3, 2022 12:53:06 PM