COLUMBUS– Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus (OBMC) co-chairs Reps. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) and Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced the House Families, Aging and Human Services committee passage of House Bill (HB) 142, which would establish two pilot programs regarding the provision and coverage of doula services.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) yesterday voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 377, bipartisan legislation to release the second, $442 million batch of local government funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to Ohio’s cities, villages and townships serving 50,000 people or less. Communities of more than 50,000 people receive their allocation directly from the federal government.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today provided sponsor testimony on House Bill (HB) 472, legislation regarding political subdivision liability for motor vehicle operation.
COLUMBUS- The Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus (OBMHC) issued a statement following the news of a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that indicates the court’s conservative majority intends to overturn Roe v. Wade. The court’s holding will not be final until it is published, which will likely be this summer.
COLUMBUS– State Reps. Michael J. Skindell (D- Lakewood) and Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 637, legislation designed to increase patient safety by setting limits on the number of patients a registered nurse (RN) may care for at one time. The RN-to-patient ratio requirements will be based on the seriousness of the condition being treated or the medical procedure in which the respective patient is undergoing.
COLUMBUS - On Wednesday, State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) appeared as a guest on the “Cincinnati Edition” where she discussed her opposition to, and perspective on, House Bill (HB) 327
COLUMBUS- The Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus (OBMHC) is pleased to announce that it will recognize and participate in the fifth Annual Black Maternal Health Week (#BMHW22). Founded by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA), Black Maternal Health Week is a week of awareness, activism, and community- building aimed at amplifying the voices of Black Mamas, bringing visibility to Black-led maternal health initiatives, and centering the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements. The 2022 theme of “Building for Liberation: Centering Black Mamas, Families and Systems of Care” reflects BMMA’s work in centering Black women’s scholarship, maternity care work, and advocacy across the full-spectrum of sexual, maternal, and reproductive health care, services, programs, and initiatives.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati), with joint sponsor Rep. Adam Bird, testified yesterday on House Bill (H.B.) 606 to enact Sarah’s Law for seizure safe schools. This legislation is named in honor of, and was inspired by the story of, Sarah Linardos, the daughter of Harry Linardos and Sharon (DeWine) DeVore from Springfield, who passed away in 2018 from Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). The Linardos-DeVore family shared their story with Rep. Ingram and they, along with the Epilepsy Alliance of Ohio, have been passionate advocates for this legislation and instrumental in its introduction.
COLUMBUS – Today, Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) announced that the U.S. Department of Labor allocated $2.8 million to help Ohio combat the continuing opioid epidemic.
COLUMBUS – Today, House and Senate Democrats issued a joint response to Gov. DeWine’s State of the State speech.