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View SMFM'S 2017-2018 Advocacy Agenda here.

May 29, 2019: SMFM, along with the Family Planning Coalition, write to the Senate Appropriations Committee requesting $327 million for Title X in FY 2019.

May 11, 2018: In honor of Mother's Day, SMFM writes to House and Senate leadership to express support for H.R. 1318/S. 1112, legislation to address maternal mortality in the U.S.

May 9, 2018:
SMFM writes to Reps. Walden and Pallone in support of H.R. 5333, which will reform the over-the-counter (OTC) drug monograph system.

April 25, 2018: Together with the Family Planning Coalition, SMFM writes to Representatives Cole and DeLauro requesting $327 million for publicly funded family planning and sexual health care services via Title X in FY 2019.

April 11, 2018: SMFM provided comments on the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 to Senators Alexander and Murray.

April 10, 2018: SMFM writes to Representatives Engel and Strivers and Senator Stabenow in support of the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act.

April 9, 2018: SMFM joined the CDC Coalition to write to House and Senate Appropriators asking for $8.445 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s programs in the FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

April 3, 2018: SMFM joined Pew Charitable Trusts, March of Dimes and others to support  H.R. 5333, the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act of 2018, which would would modernize the FDA's system for regulating nonprescription drugs.

April 3, 2018: SMFM signs on to a letter to House and Senate Appropriators asking for $660 million for the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant in the FY2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education & Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

March 27, 2018: SMFM joined the Friends of AHRQ to write to House and Senate Appropriators to request $454 million in budget authority for AHRQ for FY2019.

February 26, 2018: SMFM public comments to PRGLAC Task Force. 

February 16, 2018: SMFM social media statement on gun violence as a national health epidemic. 

January 19, 2018: SMFM issues a statement in response to the Religious Exemption Regulations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

January 17, 2018: SMFM signs on to a letter to Reps. Burgess, Walden, Green, and Pallone in support of bipartisan legislation to update the over-the-counter drug monograph.

View the 2017 Advocacy Archive

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