Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has crossed party lines to join seven Democratic colleagues in introducing a bill that would designate $35 million for midwife education programs.The Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services Act — or the Midwives for MOMS Act — would establish two grant programs for midwifery education: $15 million through the Title VII Health Professions Training Programs and another $20 million through the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs.“America’s maternity care is at a crisis level with high rates of maternal and infant mortality, preterm births, and a staggering lack of prenatal care for moms,” Herrera Beutler said in a media release.“We must prioritize quality care for moms and babies in this country no matter where they live or their economic

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