US Senate: News in Brief:
Source: United States Senator for New Jersey Cory Booker
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Last week, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced a bipartisan bill, Delivering Optimally Urgent Labor Access for Veterans Affairs, or the DOULA Act, to establish a pilot program to encourage the use of doulas in the Veterans Health Administration to support pregnant veterans and improve maternal health outcomes. This legislation was borne out of various veteran organizations and leaders such as the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Service Women’s Action Network, NJ SOS Veteran Stakeholders group, and advocate Lucy Del Gaudio speaking out on the importance to improve maternal health outcomes for pregnant veterans.